BLOCKS RECEPTORS

Makes it impossible for a chemical for adenosine to make contact.


ADENOSINE

The chemical that causes fatigue.  


DOPAMINE

Compound present in the body as a neurotransmitter and substances such as epinephrine 


EPINEPHRINE/ADRENALINE

Hormone released in situations of stress


METHYL GROUP

A methyl group is often a breakdown of a larger molecule, as is in the case of caffeine


THEOBROMINE

1 Part 3 of the methyl group that is broken down from the caffeine molecule.  This is often found in chocolate, tea plants and other foods. 


PARAXANTHINE

2 Part of 3 of the methyl group that is broken down from the caffeine molecule.  This is a psychoactive central nervous system stimulant.


THEOPHYLLINE 

​3 Part of 3 of the methyl group that is broken down from the caffeine molecule. Often used to help with respiratory issues such as COPD.  Involved in the metabolic processing occurring in the liver. 


DOPAMINE

​Neurotransmitter regulators in the brain. 





**All definitions retrieved from google.com, dictionary.com and Siri search.

 









CAFFEINE AND THE BODY

by Cody Boehm



IMPORTANT TERMS