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Maddy Banbury PRE-LECTURE ASSIGNMENT #5 – Neurotransmitters and Synapses Reading Assignments: Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach 7 th ed. – Chapter 8: Neurons: Cellular and Network Properties Vocabulary ionotropic receptors: neurotransmitter receptor that alters ion channel function metabotropic receptors: neurotransmitter receptor that acts through a second messenger system cholinergic receptors neurons that secretes Ach and receptors that bind ACh o nicotinic: a type of acetylcholine receptor that also responds to nicotine o muscarinic: one sub type of cholinergic receptor adrenergic neurons: neuron that secretes norepinephrine divergence: a few presynaptic neurons branched to affect a large number of post synaptic neurons. convergence: a number of presynaptic neurons provide input to a smaller number of post synaptic neurons. synaptic plasticity: modulation of activity at synapses excitatory postsynaptic potential (EPSP): depolarizing grated potentials that make a neuron more likely to fire an action potential. The excitement phase of a sexual response.
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