Epinephrine 03


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  • The most biologically important thing to remember about Adrenaline is that it is the molecule that helps us out of bad/stressful situaltions (fight-or-flight sence). It also helps a great deal with our emotions and dealing with stress.
    -- Brian Needles

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Epinephrine 03

  1. 1. Epinephrine Born to the Parents/Life Partners of Steven Welhaf & Brian Needles
  2. 2. Adrenaline <ul><li>Our baby is mostly made up of Hydrogen and Carbon including some Oxygen and Nitrogen. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Subunits <ul><li>No, our baby is one perfect little baby made up of love and cuteness. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Functional Groups <ul><li>3 separate Hydroxyl groups </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Catecholamine Family <ul><li>Our baby was born to the Catecholamine family </li></ul><ul><li>All born from Father Tyrosine (an amino acid) </li></ul><ul><li>Most can act as neurotransmitters </li></ul>
  6. 6. Family <ul><li>Our family aids the nervous system in stressful and pleasurable times, as well as increasing heart rate and blood flow </li></ul>
  7. 7. Family (cont.) <ul><li>For example, epinephrine is a response to stress, and dopamine is a response to pleasure </li></ul>
  8. 8. Family Activities <ul><li>Are located in the kidneys, in high-stress or physically exhilarating situations it Stimulates heart rate, and dilates blood vessels and air passages in dangerous situations </li></ul>
  9. 9. Family Activities (cont.) <ul><li>He’s a very efficient little bugger: he closes off tiny unimportant and expands the larger more important blood vessels to create better overall blood flow. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This also allows the muscles to perform at their maximum ability for longer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collapses glycogen to glucose, raising sugar level of blood, giving a “burst” of energy, or a “rush”, (also free floating fatty acids) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Family Activities (cont.) <ul><li>Mobilizes body’s defense system </li></ul><ul><li>When he swims in ‘blood’ streams he grabs onto the liver and muscles </li></ul><ul><li>We send him to cAMP daily, where he pisses off glucose, that which makes him react very angrily “The Adrenaline Rush” </li></ul><ul><li>When he’s at work, our increases heart rate cause were nervous for him. </li></ul><ul><li>Adrenaline and his family like to hang in the ‘rad’ amygdale which triggers emotional reactions </li></ul>
  11. 11. Good Parenting <ul><li>We are very nervous as new parents and our son helps us react the many crazy things he does </li></ul><ul><li>Our baby is very small and cute, just like our family, were perfect for each other. </li></ul><ul><li>All three of us go out in the real world and our new baby helps us stay safer from dangers. “Flight-or-Fight” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Works Cited <ul><li>Wisegeek.com </li></ul><ul><li>Caryacademy.org </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcentral.com </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistryexplained.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google Images </li></ul>