A Case of the Blues: Serotonin toxicity caused by the use of methylene blue and antidepressants
figureposted on 05.01.2012 by Melissa Sisk
Figures are generally photos, graphs and static images that would be represented in traditional pdf publications.
My research at UIC is studying digital art tools and how they are used to address the visualization of scientific research. I use 3D modeling and digital painting tools to create pieces addressing problems within the medical field. My submitted image depicts serotonin toxicity that occurs when methylene blue, a dye used during parathyroidectomies, is injected into patients taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This type of antidepressant, as well as methylene blue, blocks the reuptake of serotonin.