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Flashcards in Neural and Hormone Systems Deck (10):
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myelin sheath

specialized cells that are wrapped around the axon to help transmit message

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Action potential

electrochemical impulses that travels from the cell body down to the end of the axon

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Synapse

junction between two neurons

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Neurotransmitters

Chemical signal between neurons

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What are endorphins

Reduce pain and promote pleasure

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what is Dopamine and what is the result of having too much?

affect neurons involved in voluntary movement, reward, learning, memory

schizophrenia

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Serotonin

Affects neurons involved in sleep, appetite, mood

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epinephrine and norepinephrine

aka adrenaline and noradrenaline

Involved in stress response

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sympathetic

increase physiological arousal

stress

fight or flight

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parasympathetic

decreases arousal

peace

rest and digest