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Feb
11
comment Could hydrogen replace oxygen in cellular respiration?
There's a small mix-up in your otherwise very nice post. The reduction potential describes the ability of a substance to be reduced. Thus oxygen does not have a low RP. In fact it has a pretty high reduction potential - it is a pretty good oxidizer. Similarly, glucose has a pretty low reduction potential. It is hard to reduce, it would much rather be oxidized. :-) High reduction potential->Strong oxidizing agent. I find it a bit counter-intuitive too.
Feb
11
revised How do Benzodiazepines induce Rewarding (Euphoric) effects?
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Feb
11
reviewed Reviewed What are the most well-understood vocal animal languages?
Feb
11
comment Which range are the Therapeutic Indices of Currently-Prescribed Benzodiazepines in?
That was for rats as well. The therapeutical index is, in general, not suitable for quantitative comparison though. The figures may even vary wildly for one substance. It's at best a rough indicator of safety margin. Have you looked into an alternate definition, TD50/ED50? Defined for humans, where TD50 is the dose that produces a toxic response in half the test subjects.
Feb
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answered Which range are the Therapeutic Indices of Currently-Prescribed Benzodiazepines in?
Feb
10
revised How do Benzodiazepines induce Rewarding (Euphoric) effects?
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Feb
10
answered How do Benzodiazepines induce Rewarding (Euphoric) effects?
Feb
10
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Feb
10
reviewed Reviewed In the diffraction pattern of a protein crystal what exactly determines the intensities of the spots?
Feb
7
asked Molecular cause of cramps, spasms and strengthening in muscles? (incl. intro to muscle contraction)
Feb
7
answered A question regarding evolution
Feb
7
comment Question about equilibrium potential formula
Thanks. I have to try that derivation! :-)
Feb
7
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accepted Question about equilibrium potential formula
Feb
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comment Question about equilibrium potential formula
Nice answer. I like the relation to entropy, as it really does help you get the bigger picture in the long run. :-)
Feb
6
asked What is the biochemical reason for mental fatigue?
Feb
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Feb
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asked Question about equilibrium potential formula
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Feb
6
revised Why does human facial and head hair continue to grow?
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