Neurotransmitters.pdf - Neurotransmitters Thursday October 3 2019 2:51 PM Norepinephrine(nor adrenaline Synthesized directly from dopamine precursor to

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Norepinephrine (nor adrenaline) Synthesized directly from dopamine, precursor to epinephrine, brings us into the fight or flight stage, involved with bringing us into high alert, high energetic stage= ability to form memories (too much energy causes PTSD- reliving those flashbacks/ memories), Norepinephrine is strongly associated with bringing our nervous system into "high alert" It increases our heart rate and our blood pressure. It is also important for forming memories ^ Low Dopamine= Parkinson's Disease High Dopamine= Schizophrenia Low Serotonin= Anxiety or Depression High Serotonin) Acetocholine (Ach)- first neurotansmitter to be discovered, inhibitory, related to Alzheimer's (low levels will cause it), helps muscle function Dopamine- involved with reward mechanisms in the brain, Schizophrenics have too much dopamine Glutamate- an amino acid Most commonly found as an excitatory neurotransmitter, synthesized w/in neurons, binds to NMDA receptors, AMPA, Kainate, and

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