Krista YoungPsyc 301-7380Week Two discussion postFor this discussion, perform a web search to find a drug that influences neurotransmitter signaling. Once you’ve found a drug that has primary effects on neurotransmitter signaling, answer the following questions:
1.What drug have you selected and which neurotransmitter system is impacted by the drug?
Lorazepam (Ativan, a benzodiazepine) which effects GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)
2.Does the drug influence a specific receptor subtype (e.g., botox impacts nicotinic but not muscarinic receptors)?
Lorazepam influences GABA-A receptors.
Is the drug primarily an agonist or antagonist (e.g., botox is an antagonist)?