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Neurotransmitters What is neurotransmission? Neuron communication at synapse 2 major components o Electrical signaling via action potentials o Chemical neurotransmission Chemical neurotransmission Neurotransmitter (NT) is synthesized in presynaptic neuron NT becomes stored in vesicles Vesicle containing NT fuses w/ presynaptic membrane, which releases the NT into synaptic clef NT binds with autoreceptor (gives feedback about how much NT is in synaptic clef) and postsynaptic receptor Reuptake of NT occurs by presynaptic cells What makes a molecule a neurotransmitter? Component of chemical messaging system btw neurons Produced within the neuron (presynaptic cell) o What about synthetic transmitters? (SSRIs) Precursors or molecules affecting the receptors Must be released in response to depolarization Classifying neurotransmitters- you can classify neurotransmitters by function and structure Function o Excitatory Glutamate o Inhibitory
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