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Dopamine Baseline

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There is confusion about the "dopamine baseline" term. Sometimes it's referred to as:

Baseline is the amount of dopamine that is circulating in your body. A somewhat of an average level when you are in a resting state or not experiencing any significant stimuli or events. It's sometimes called "[[tonic level]]"

In other cases, it means:

Baseline level of dopamine is the amount of dopamine available in basal ganglia and a few other regions of the brain. That's the amount of dopamine that is available for release.

It actually makes a huge difference and unfortunately even [[Andrew Huberman]] sometimes uses it in different contexts.

I would rather use the term in [[tonic level]] sense to avoid any confusion.


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