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Synaptic communication and re-uptake / reuptake inhibitors / Adrafinil

INFOHAZARD infohazard at gmail.com
Sat Dec 18 00:35:54 EST 2004


On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 23:14:03 +0100, 1234 <123412 at 101.com> wrote:

>INFOHAZARD wrote:
>> 
>>>Also how could things like Adrafinil (norepinephrine agonist) work? Is 
>>>it stored in vesicules at the end of axons together with the 
>>>norepinephrine and released into the synapses together with it?
>>>
>> [...]
>> Not stored.  Diffusion.  Diffusion. OK?
>
>Explain "diffusion" to a layman please?
>
ENTROPY, Man.  Tendency towards disorder.  The heat death of the
universe.  It's just ALL so Hopeless...  RTFD. 

>Does it leak out of the brain vessels and spreads into all the synaptic 
>clefts roughly equally? (I don't know how this could be helpful: seems 
>to add just random "noise" to brain signals...?)
>
But only the receptors of interest receive the signal.


>TIA

So that's what the problem is.  Wait for the TIA to wear off before
posting and better talk to a neurologist before you have a full
stroke.

INFOHAZARD

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