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Monday, April 05, 2004


Two bits today relating to the adrenal hormone/neurotransmitters Norepinephrine and Epinephrine:

UCLA scientists have found that an adrenergic element of Yohimbine, mostly used to treat impotence, may help in treatment of anxiety disorders. Lots of changes to conventional treatments implicated here, if this research takes flight.

Similarly, Penn research indicates that norepinephrine may be crucial to retrieval of medium-term contextual and spatial memory. This research also has potential anxiety-disorder implications, specifically for PTSD (could a certain reader perhaps clue me in to how this fits into that framework?), and of course, if anything leads to a way to improve my memory, I'm fully in favor...

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