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Chapter 6 Neurotransmitter Systems

Chapter 6 Neurotransmitter Systems - Next time(Feb 18th...

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Next time (Feb 18 th ): Review Session Practice Exam will be on Sakai before the review In review session we will go over the review questions, the practice exam, and any other questions from the lectures The exam is February 21 th , during regular class period (10:20 – 11:40), in the regular class room (PH 111) Exam will have 33 multiple choice questions, and you will have the entire class period to finish it (80 minutes), so there will be no time pressure No calculators needed If you can not make it to the exam, you will need a valid excuse to take the make-up exam: Doctor’s note or Dean’s letter Make-up exam will be short answer / short essay style questions (not multiple choice) If you missed the exam and do not have a valid excuse to take the make-up exam, you will receive a zero on the exam. This will count toward your final grade in the class, no exam score will be dropped when final grade is calculated.
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Neurotransmitter Systems Chapter 6 and pages 544 – 545 498 - 507
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Acetylcholine (ACh) ACh acts as a neurotransmitter at the neuromuscular junction, synthesized by all motor neurons in the spinal cord in the autonomic nervous system (vagus nerve onto cardiac cells, remember Otto Loewi’s experiments) and in the brain (in the brain it is one of the diffuse modulatory neurotransmitters) To terminate the action of ACh after it has been released, the enzyme acetylcholinesterase rapidly breaks down ACh in the synaptic cleft
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