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Salbutamol and Asthma - Periodic Table of Videos

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Published on Jul 29, 2011

A molecule which has saved many lives by battling the effects of asthma... Salbutamol.

NOTE FROM DR STOCKMAN: "noradrenaline has no methyl group... adrenaline has the methyl group... sorry for the mix-up"

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Sean Coyne
I was forced to run cross country events at school by moronic sports teachers in the late 1950s and early 1960s and nearly died of asthma on at least one occasion as a result (until my father bloodied one or two of their noses and I was allowed to study instead). Salbutamol has changed my life since then and continues to do so. Oh, and I became a science teacher, instead of a corpse in a copse somewhere. And sports teachers mostly remain overpaid morons.
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PodeCoet
Fantastic video! I really don't get why people would downvote this
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TheProCactus
I know a lot of people wont like this. I foresee a world where everyone has to be treated for this and diabetes and what ever other mutations. Because humans feel the need to support the life of people with bad genes enabling them to rinse the bad genes with the good ones. Eventually there will be no normal people as we see normal today. Having said that, If I had asthma Id use it. I would not just die. But id feel bad if I mixed my genes with someone who does not have it. Dont undo evolution
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mouseodoom
I am alive today because of this molecule. Awesome watching this!
zantrua Lobo
It seems like nearly every phenethylamine is active or useful in some way...
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lolaz wabby
too bad salbutamol only treats the disease, not treat the underlying cause
Hindthree Endo
at 3.51 Dr. Stockman explains why Salbutamol doesn't pass the blood brain barrier.  If it did, than it would most likely become a stimulant of some variation. 
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billybonewhacker
Great video
HEK1066
Nice video. I think the structures of adrenaline and noradrenaline are the wrong way round though. Adrenaline has an N-methyl, noradrenaline does not.
9kuuby9
and you got sick because of a vaccine or your bearer did!
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