PSY_3_1_14_2010_1 - Familiarize yourself with the names of...

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1/14/10 Lecture 3B Objectives • Describe how the action potential leads to the activation of neurotransmitter release • Describe the 4 different kinds of synapses that 2 neurons can make with each other • Compare and contrast postsynaptic inhibition versus presynaptic inhibition • Describe the process of exocytosis • Describe the 3 different mechanisms to terminate neurotransmitter signaling and know which mechanisms are involved for the different types of neurotransmitters. • Explain how autoreceptors are important for regulating the levels of neurotransmitters in the synaptic cleft • Compare and contrast amino acid, monoamine, acetylcholine,soluble-gas neurotransmitters and peptides
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Unformatted text preview: Familiarize yourself with the names of the different neurotransmitters categorized as amino acid, monoamine, and soluble-gases, as well as with endorphins Define a retrograde messenger Compare and contrast ionotropic and metabotropic receptors regarding structure, action, and speed of cell signaling Describe why one neurotransmitter can bind to multiple receptors but no two neurotransmitters can bind to the same receptor Explain how certain neurotransmitters exert only excitatory or inhibitory postsynaptic effects while other neurotransmitters can exert both excitatory and inhibitory effects Reminder of what we learned about already...
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH 3 taught by Professor Cohen during the Winter '10 term at California State University , Monterey Bay.

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