02.00 FRQ-2.docx - A Explain why his doctors might be concerned with the following when making their diagnosis Randy is experiencing multiple symptoms

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A: Explain why his doctors might be concerned with the following when making their diagnosis: Randy is experiencing multiple symptoms that can arise from multiple different causes. Neurotransmitters are released by neurons to communicate with other neurons to send messages about the environment. If neurotransmitter levels, or apparent levels, are imbalanced, a person may experience many of the symptoms Randy is experiencing. For instance, if a neuron in Randy's body is constantly releasing glutamate and/or substance P, he can experience sensations of pain even though there is no stimulus to trigger these sensations. Randy’s delusions can also be attributed to excessive dopamine, or his body’s inability to remove it. Dopamine has been linked to schizophrenic symptoms like the delusions Randy is having. Randy’s muscle weakness can also be attributed to issues with acetylcholine binding to his muscles “telling” them to contract. Finally, neurons could be releasing neurotransmitters creating the false sensation of visual stimuli causing Randy’s visual perception issues. Hormones

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