neurotransmitters

neurotransmitters - Neurotransmitters (ch. 3) and Drugs...

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Neurotransmitters (ch. Neurotransmitters (ch. 3) and Drugs (ch. 6) 3) and Drugs (ch. 6)
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Neurotransmitters Neurotransmitters Key terms: Synaptic cleft Neurotransmitter Reuptake Vesicles Receptor Binding Flash demonstration of action potential triggering neurotransmitter release, which binds to receptors: http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/flash/synapse_1.swf
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Neurotransmitter Interactions at Neurotransmitter Interactions at Receptors Receptors Excitatory Increase likelihood of action potential ex: glutamate Role in learning and memory (hippocampus) Inhibitory Decrease likelihood of action potential Ex: GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) Role in Epilepsy
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Mechanisms of Drug Action Mechanisms of Drug Action Agonist Reuptake blockers Antagonist Receptor blockers
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Tying Neurotransmitters Tying Neurotransmitters and Drugs together and Drugs together QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Key-in-lock metaphor:
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