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Calling ALL Chemists

  1. Oct 9, 2013 #1
    Calling ALL Chemists !!

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    what bond is this?
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2013 #2

    trollcast

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    I think thats the structure for a dopamine molecule
     
  4. Oct 9, 2013 #3

    Ryan_m_b

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    Do you mean to ask what the bonds are or what molecule it is? Because it's dopamine.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2013 #4
    Dopamine? the thing that makes you happy??? interesting....
     
  6. Oct 9, 2013 #5

    Borek

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    Covalent one.

    Not that I know which bond you are interested in, but all bonds in the molecule of this particular compound are covalent, so I bet it is a correct answer.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2013 #6
    A bond for life*?
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    *A rather geeky one at that...
     
  8. Oct 9, 2013 #7

    lisab

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    :rofl:
     
  9. Oct 9, 2013 #8

    Ryan_m_b

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    Actually it's far more complicated than that, some studies suggest that without dopamine it is possible for a creature to experience pleasure but will not have any drive to seek pleasure. Thus dopamine could be important in reward anticipation rather than reward itself.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18320725
     
  10. Oct 10, 2013 #9
    low dopamine = low sex drive?
     
  11. Oct 10, 2013 #10

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    Dopamine is involved in many different processes and low dopamine is associated with depression, ADHD and Parkinson's to name a few.
     
  12. Oct 10, 2013 #11
    oh damn, so to avoid parkinson have lots of fun?
     
  13. Oct 10, 2013 #12

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    Parkinson's is caused by the death of dopamine excreting cells, the exact cause of the die off is unknown but it isn't because sufferers didn't have enough fun.
     
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