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F10_L06_NT_systems - Psy 111 Basic concepts in...

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Psy 111 Basic concepts in Biopsychology Lecture 6: Neurotransmitter Systems
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Objectives Identify the criteria for molecules to serve as a “neurotransmitter”; discuss types of molecules that fulfill these criteria and techniques to study them. Describe the variability in synaptic morphology and function. Survey the major classes of neurotransmitters: amino acids, amines, peptides. Provide a framework for consideration of “levels of neurotransmission” Discuss glutamate as the major excitatory NT Discuss GABA as the major inhibitory NT Discuss the amines and “general” function Describe neuropeptides Discuss retrograde transmission.
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