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Acetylcholine

Slows Autonomic Nervous System activity; eating, drinking, neuromuscular junction; involved in learning, memory, sleeping, and dreaming

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Dopamine

Plays an important role in arousal, mood (especially positive mood); voluntary muscle control. Oversupply correlates with schizophrenia; undersupply correlates with parkinsons

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Epinephrine

Increases ANS activity; flight or fight response; AKA Adrenaline

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Norepinephrine

Affects CNS activity; plays role in increasing alertness, attention. An excess can lead to panic disorders

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Serotonin

Plays a role in mood, sleep, eating, temperature regulation; dreaming & controlling emotional states. Undersupply correlates with anxiety and depression. Oversupply correlates with OCD.

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GABA

Is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Slows CNS function; correlates with anxiety and intoxication.

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Glutamate

Is the most common excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain; involved in learning and memory; may be involved in schizophrenia

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4 major glands

Gonads, pituitary, thyroid, pancreas

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Gonads

release sex hormones

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Pituitary Glands

master of hormones

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Thyroid

Regulates metabolism

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Pancreas

responsible for insulin supply (sugar level)