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neurotransmitters are chemical messengers produced in

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Unformatted text preview: know exapmples of nuero transmitter!!!!!!!! Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers, produced in the soma and stored in the terminal ends of axons, that are released when an action potential reaches the ends of the axon. e.g., acetylcholine, dopamine, GABA … sensory--- affterent -- to CNS Functional Classification of Neurons •  Sensory neurons –  Detect changes in the environment referred to as stimuli (i.e., light, touch, pain, etc.) and transmit information to the CNS –  Afferent Information – to the CNS motor--- efferent-- away from CNS •  Motor neurons –  Send signals to target tissue (i.e., muscles, glands) in order to elicit a response to a particular stimulus –  Efferent information – away from the CNS internnuerons--- most abundant-- •  Interneurons –  Neither sensory or motor –  Serve an integrative function– interconnect incoming sensory and outgoing motor information –  ~90% of neurons are interneurons if it fires quick its a sensory neuron and later its motor---thats how we distinguish classifications of nuerons….. 100...
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