HLTH106_Sept15

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HLTH106: Drugs & the Nervous System September 15, 2011
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Homeostasis Definition: Example:
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Nervous System Somatic Nervous System: Autonomic Nervous System:
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Parts of the Brain
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Hypothalmus Function:
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Limbic System
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Brain Stem
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Neurons Definition:
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Neurons - Axon
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Neurons - Dendrites
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Neurons - Receptors Definition:
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Glia Function:
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Blood Brain Barrier Definition: Function:
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Neurotransmission Action Potential:
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Neurotransmitters There are dozens of different neurotransmitters in the neurons of the body Neurotransmitters can be either excitatory or inhibitory Each neuron generally synthesizes and
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Synapse
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Major Neurotransmitters in the Body Neurotransmitter Role in the Body Acetylcholine A neurotransmitter used by the spinal cord neurons to control muscles and by many neurons in the brain to regulate memory. In most instances, acetylcholine is excitatory. Dopamine The neurotransmitter that produces feelings of pleasure when released by
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course HLTH 160 taught by Professor A.bayley during the Fall '11 term at Maryland.

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