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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

Ancient Indians

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

Inspirational

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

Pregnancy

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

Relationships

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