inhibitory and excitatory response Q's

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Adam Crabtree Psych 260 Professor Van Kirk Question: Would you rather have an impairment of your excitatory response or your inhibitory response? Why? Normal function of the human body is controlled through countless inhibitory responses; not only for energy conservation but so the body does not destroy itself. For example, take the immune system: the immune response system must be regulated to prevent overwhelming the host (eg, anaphylaxis, wide spread tissue destruction) and this regulation of the immune system is maintained by inhibitory T cells that secrete immunosuppressive cytokines and helps prevent autoimmune response. In terms of neurons, excitatory and inhibitory response interact for normal neuron function which is called neural integration. If excitatory synapses are not being inhibited than constant firing of nerve impulses can cause abnormal behavior. Constant regulation of excitatory
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Unformatted text preview: responses is far more important for normal behavior and more importantly survival. Maintaining heart rate, respiration rate, and normal endocrine function is all a matter of inhibitory responses that regulate when to use an excitatory response (fight or flight). The axon hillock is essentially the gateway that allows action potential to build and be released down the neuron for neural communication; however, the axon hillock must act as a regulator in order to allow proper action potential to be reached which requires inhibitory responses. Excitatory responses as wells as inhibitory responses are vital for healthy maintenance of the nervous system, but in terms of distinction, inhibitory responses play the major role in normal neural behavior....
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