Review Questions Chapter 6

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Review Questions Chapter 6 1. A drug called strychnine, isolated from the seeds of a tree native to India and commonly used as rat poison, blocks the effects of glycine. Is strychnine an agonist or an antagonist of the glycine receptor? 2. How does nerve gas cause respiratory paralysis? 3. Compare peptide and small-molecule neurotransmitters with regard to synthesis and packaging into vesicles, and removal from the synaptic cleft. Give a few examples of each type of transmitter.
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Unformatted text preview: 4. What are the main differences between ionotropic and metabotropic receptors? 5. Name some diffuse modulatory neurotransmitters 6. Which neurotransmitter systems are particularly associated with (a) depression (b) anxiety, and (c) addiction? 7. Which is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain? 8. What is excitotoxicity and why is clinically important? 9. What are two major types of achetylcholine receptors, and where did they get their names?...
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