Caffeine is a commonplace central nervous system stimulant drug which occurs in nature as part of the coffee, tea, yerba mate, cocoa and other plants. It is also an additive in many consumer products, most notably beverages advertised as energy drinks and colas.
Wiki Number: W031
Diagnosis: Caffeine Dependence
Brain Area: Use increases dopamine and norepinephrine
Symptoms: Stimulates reward system, but not enough to hijack it like cocaine.
Progression: Stimulating adnosine receptors induces tiredness & need to sleep;
Causes: Effects of coffee lessen and tolerance increases because the body makes more adenosine receptors.
Medications: None listed.
Therapies: Reduction in coffee to decaffinated coffee or teas. Reduce children’s soft-drink consumption.
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- Effect of intermittent access to alcohol mixed in energy drink during adolescence on alcohol self-administration, anxiety, and memory during adulthood in ratsby Keith L Williams on July 1, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that intermittent access to AmED generates binge-like consumption that supports human findings that AmED may generate greater alcohol consumption. Furthermore, experience with AmED may alter the motivational properties of alcohol into adulthood without necessarily causing a major impact on anxiety or memory.
- Association between maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy and child development at 6 and 12 months: The Japan Environment and Children's Studyby Shinkichi Nishihara on June 28, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: Issues in gross motor development can emerge prior to future developmental issues. Therefore, further studies on developmental outcomes in older children, including the future outcomes of the children who participated in this study, are needed.
- Blood-brain barrier permeability in response to caffeine challengeby Zixuan Lin on June 27, 2022
CONCLUSION: These results suggest an unchanged BBB permeability despite alterations in perfusion during a vasoconstrictive caffeine challenge.
- The human lens: An antioxidant-dependent tissue revealed by the role of caffeineby Manuel Ruiss on June 11, 2022
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