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Neuropharmacology Basics*Two ways in which neurons elicit response from cells1.Axonal conduction = action potential down axon of neuron (local anesthetics) 2.Synaptic transmission = process of information carried across the gap between neuron and cell (more common and more selective which is good) *Drugs that mimic neurotransmitters increase receptor activation, drugs that reduce natural transmitter available decrease activation *Behavior changes due to binding: 1. if binded to another neuron it will increase or decrease firing rate 2. cell part of muscle will cause contraction/reflex3. cell is grandular it will increase or decrease secretion Central Nervous System and Peripheral Nervous system a.Central nervous system a.Spinal cord and brain b.less clear researchb.Peripheral nervous system a.Has 2 divisions: Autonomic (ANS) and Somatic/Sensory and Motor b.Somatic – voluntary movement of muscles
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