Physiology

Carotid sinus and Carotid body: Functions

 

  • Carotid SinuS measures: preSSure
  • Carotid bOdy measures : Oxygen

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Neurotransmitters in Sleep

"SAND"

  • Serotonin (initiates sleep)
  • Acetylcholine (ACh)
  • Norepinephrine
  • Dopamine (causes arousal from sleep, i.e., wakefulness))
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Effects via Mu opiate receptors

"SACRUM"

  • Sedation
  • Analgesia
  • Constipation
  • Respiratory depression
  • Euphoria
  • Miosis
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Spinal reflex: Properties

"FISH OD"

  • Fatigue
  • Habituation
  • Irradiation
  • Summation, Subliminal fringe, Sensitization
  • Occlusion
  • Delay

 

Think: Having Fish once daily (will imorves ones reflexes. 

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