Molecule of the Week
This molecule was originally selected on September 15, 2003
Regarding this week’s selected substance:
a neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger, that plays a key role in controlling
movement, the ability to feel pleasure and pain, and emotional response.
Too little dopamine activity leads to the tremors and motor disorders
symptomatic of Parkinson’s
disease. Excess dopamine activity has been linked to several medical
disorders, including schizophrenia.
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