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042909homework - Homework due 4/26/08 Name _ 1. What are...

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1. What are the typical and atypical antipsychotics. Where in the synapse are they thought to exert their effects? Describe some important clinical side effects of both classes of antipsychotics? Since the atypical antipsychotic more effectively treat the broad spectrum of schizophrenic symptoms and don’t cause extrapyramidal side effects why aren't they used exclusively? 2. Describe the reciprocal interactions between glutaminergic and dopaminergic neurons in the brain. How, and under what circumstances, do glutaminergic neurons control the activity of dopaminergic neurons (from earlier lectures)? Are all glutaminergic neurons malfunctioning similarly? 3. Describe the different types of glutamic acid receptors and the different types of ion channels they regulate. Which receptor seems to be most important for schizophrenic symptomology? 4.
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