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1.

Dopamine

A monoamine compound with positive inotropic activity. Dopamine is a naturally occurring catecholamine formed by decarboxylation of dehydroxyphenylalanine and a precursor of norepinephrine and epinephrine. Dopamine binds to alpha-1 and beta-1 adrenergic receptors. Mediated through myocardial beta-1 adrenergic receptors, dopamine increase heart rate and force, thereby increasing cardiac output. Alpha-1 adrenergic receptor stimulation on vascular smooth muscle, leads to vasoconstriction and results in an increase in systemic vascular resistance. Stimulation of dopaminergic receptors in renal vasculature, leads to renal blood vessel dilation, and an increase in glomerular filtration rate, renal blood flow, sodium excretion, and urine output. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
41644
Concept ID:
C0013030
Biologically Active Substance; Organic Chemical; Pharmacologic Substance
2.

Alcohol dependence

A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. (Morse & Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4) [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
1801
Concept ID:
C0001973
Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction
3.

Alcoholism

MedGen UID:
910816
Concept ID:
CN241664
Finding
4.

Spiperone

A spiro butyrophenone analog similar to HALOPERIDOL and other related compounds. It has been recommended in the treatment of SCHIZOPHRENIA. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
11555
Concept ID:
C0037956
Organic Chemical; Pharmacologic Substance
5.

Receptor Binding

Receptor Binding involves a temporary non-covalent, typically highly specific and high affinity, interaction through intermolecular physical forces of attraction and spatial complementarity with a diverse group of intrinsic membrane or cytoplasmic proteins that mediate the biological effects of secreted regulatory signaling molecules through modification of the activity of signal transduction pathways. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
154572
Concept ID:
C0597358
Molecular Function
6.

Severe

Having a high degree of severity. For quantitative traits, a deviation of between four and five standard deviations from the appropriate population mean. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
104640
Concept ID:
C0205082
Qualitative Concept
7.

Diagnosis, Psychiatric

MedGen UID:
138165
Concept ID:
C0376338
Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction
8.

Alcohol-induced organic mental disorder

Disorders related to or resulting from abuse or mis-use of alcohol. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
68632
Concept ID:
C0236664
Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction
9.

Substance-Related Disorder

A category of psychiatric disorders which include disorders related to the taking of a drug of abuse (including alcohol, prescribed medications and recreational drugs). [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
66746
Concept ID:
C0236969
Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction
10.

Protein binding

The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
18704
Concept ID:
C0033618
Molecular Function
11.

Mental disorder

A disorder characterized by behavioral and/or psychological abnormalities, often accompanied by physical symptoms. The symptoms may cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social and occupational areas of functioning. Representative examples include anxiety disorders, cognitive disorders, mood disorders and schizophrenia. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
14047
Concept ID:
C0004936
Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction
12.

Butyrophenone

Compounds containing phenyl-1-butanone. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
2767
Concept ID:
C0006525
Organic Chemical; Pharmacologic Substance
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