is a term used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in describing certain condition of the body. When the condition of yin deficiency exist in shenxu (kidney deficient) it is called shenyinxu. Although shen means kidney, do not confuse with the anatomy term "kidney."
Clinical observation: loin and knees are achy, dizziness or with tinnitus, night sweating, dry stool, spermatorrhea (in men), pulse is thin and deep, if there is heat the pulse is rapid (every 1 degree increase in body temperature, the pulse rate increases 10 counts). Tongue is red with little fur.
Shenyinxu patients can have
high levels of cAMP
relatively low levels of cGMP
normal to high levels of adrenocortical hormone
relatively high levels of epinephrine & norepinephrine
low levels of electrolyte
over active sympathetic nervous system
under active parasympathetic nervous system
retaining sodium and expelling potassium
See yin enhancing herbs
See: Food high in potassium
The other extreme condition is shenyangxu.
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cAMP is the abbreviation for cyclic adenosine mono phosphate, a cyclic nucleotide of adenosine that acts at the cellular level to regulate various metabolic processes and mediate the effects of many hormones; so it is also known as second messenger where hormones are the first messengers.
Terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine
腎陰虚症狀: 腰膝 部位酸痛，頭暈，或有耳鳴，聽力下降，口乾咽燥，煩熱，胸 口手足掌心發熱，晚上出汗，大便乾結，男子遺精。脈沉細弱。 如有熱則脈搏快速。體温每增一度，脉搏增十次。舌體紅，舌苔少。
Herb Therapy: liu wei di huang wan is commonly prescribed.
Qigong therapy is effective.