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Diabetes : De-hydration, Love, Aggression, Vasopressin and Oxytocin

Vasopressin is an interesting hormone. It is called the Anti Diuretic Hormone or ADH. When the body is about to be de-hydrated, it makes the kidneys re-absorb the water it was planning to throw out. 207 more words

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Happy Hormones

Be forewarned, when coming into contact with a dog, you might catch some happy hormones!

We certainly feel better when surrounded by our canine companions, but what’s actually going on behind the scenes?  219 more words


Week 39 Day 1

It’s THE DAY!!!

Jumped up from bed at around 2am when a gush of liquid flowed out. Water bag!!!

I walked quickly to the bathroom while liquid keeps gushing out. 1,528 more words


Psychiatry: The world isn't ending — your brain is just home to chemical reactions

It literally feels like your world is crumbling. All of a sudden, everything you thought the world was fades away, and everything you had planned for the future disappears into a black hole. 1,304 more words


Oxytocin - The Love Hormone

I have a favorite chemical and it’s called Oxytocin. You thought I was going to say Oxycontin, didn’t you?  Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Oxytocin is a hormone (aka chemical) in our body that is produced in the hypothalamus and secreted from the pituitary gland. 739 more words