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Stimulant

Definition

noun, plural: stimulants

(1) A substance capable of creating a stimulus that increases physiological or nervous activity in the body.

(2) An agent that produces stimulation.


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Example is caffeine in tea and coffee capable of stimulating the central nervous system, increasing heart rate, blood pressure, and alertness, and therefore, making some people feel better and able to concentrate.

Drugs that act as stimulants can temporarily increase alertness and awareness, or temporarily increase body or organ function.


Word origin: Latin stimulant- (s. of stimulāns, prp. of stimulāre to goad).

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calcium measurement- help!!

... to do it: what conc. should I use for Ionomycin? and EGTA? and when does the EGTA should be added? before, during or after the loading? with the stimulant? after it? thanks in advance! :D Ruth

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by reulita10
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: calcium measurement- help!!
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calcium measurement- help!!

... to do it: what conc. should I use for Ionomycin? and EGTA? and when does the EGTA should be added? before, during or after the loading? with the stimulant? after it? thanks in advance! Ruth

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by reulita10
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:34 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
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Re: Use of diuretics

... is quite the diuretic! However, the diuresis was only ever an unintended side-effect; I've not used it with water for detoxification. As a stimulant, it probably helps reduce the grogginess too, which is probably a bonus if used when the subject is very inebriated. Ethanol itself is diuretic, ...

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by drunkard
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Use of diuretics
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Use of diuretics

... substance in addition to a good quantity of water to catalyse the flushing process? (Kind of a #2 but related to alcohol): Also, would use of a stimulant help reduce some of the alcohol's depressant effects? If both diuresis and CNS stimulation both help, then use of Ephedrine would surely be ...

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by drunkard
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:41 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Use of diuretics
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positive and negative feedback loops

... control of body temperature. when the body is to cold receptors, ie: nerves, send messages to the control centre, ie: the hypothalumous, this stimulant causes the control centre to inform the effector(s) to counter the stimulant. ie: the muscles begin to perform minute contrations to create ...

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by biodawgg
Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:52 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Positive & Negative Feedback
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