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glossary:caffeine [2007/08/29 23:04]
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 +A stimulant found naturally in coffee beans, tea leaves, cocoa beans (chocolate) and kola nuts (cola) and added to soft drinks, foods, and medicines. A cup of coffee has 100-250 milligrams of caffeine. Black tea brewed for 4 minutes has 40-100 milligrams. Green tea has one-third as much caffeine as black tea. 
  
 +Caffeine is an alkaloid. It is metabolized in the liver and the breakdown products of caffeine are excreted through the kidney. In women on oral contraceptives,​ the rate at which they clear caffeine from the body is considerably slower. Pregnancy reduces a woman'​s ability to process caffeine still further. The half life of caffeine in an adult is about 3 to 4 hours. In pregnancy, it is 18 hours. ​
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 +In doses of 100-200 mg. caffeine can increase alertness, relieve drowsiness and improve thinking. At doses of 250-700 mg/day, caffeine can cause anxiety, insomnia, nervousness,​ hypertension,​ and insomnia. Caffeine is a diuretic and increases urination. It can curiously enough make it more difficult to lose weight because it stimulates insulin secretion, which reduces serum glucose, which increases hunger. ​
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 +Caffeine can help relieve some headaches, so a number of over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers include it as an ingredient, usually with [[:​lymphedema and pain management]]aspirin]] or another analgesic. ​
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 +The word "​caffeine"​ came from the German Kaffee and the French café meaning, of course, coffee. ​
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 +See also:
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 +* [[:​Lymphedema]]
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