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A Case of the Blues: Serotonin toxicity caused by the use of methylene blue and antidepressants

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posted on 2012-01-05, 00:00 authored by Melissa Sisk
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.


University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College


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Entry 2011 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library, April 13-May 30, 2011.

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