Flashcards in Common Neurotransmitters Deck (12):
Slows Autonomic Nervous System activity; eating, drinking, neuromuscular junction; involved in learning, memory, sleeping, and dreaming
Plays an important role in arousal, mood (especially positive mood); voluntary muscle control. Oversupply correlates with schizophrenia; undersupply correlates with parkinsons
Increases ANS activity; flight or fight response; AKA Adrenaline
Affects CNS activity; plays role in increasing alertness, attention. An excess can lead to panic disorders
Plays a role in mood, sleep, eating, temperature regulation; dreaming & controlling emotional states. Undersupply correlates with anxiety and depression. Oversupply correlates with OCD.
Is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Slows CNS function; correlates with anxiety and intoxication.
Is the most common excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain; involved in learning and memory; may be involved in schizophrenia
4 major glands
Gonads, pituitary, thyroid, pancreas
release sex hormones
master of hormones