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What is substance P associated with?

Pain

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What inhibits substance P?

Opiods

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Give three facts about glutamate?

Over half the synapses in the brain release it, generates EPSP, too much glutamate is toxic

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Give the major amino acid NT?

GABA, glutamate and glycine

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What is the criteria required to be a NT?

Synthesised in the neurone, present in presynaptic cells(in a suitable amount available to be released), must be able to act equally as a drug and must be removable

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Give the major amine NT?

Dopamine, noradrenaline, adrenaline, histamine and serotonin

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What is the major inhibitory NT?

GABA

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Give three facts about GABA?

Third of the synapses in the brains release it, it generates IPSP, potention of signalling can reduce anxiety and be intoxicating

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What is the major excitatory NT?

Glutamate

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Give and example of a biogenic amine which is involved in the reward system?

Dopamine (5-HT)

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Describe Otto-Lowe's experiment?

Two hearts places in separate beakers in buffered solution connected by a tube. Heart one was stimulated and heart two also shower stimulation

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What are the two forms of NT?

Small molecules (amino acids, acetylcholine, ATP and dopamine) and large molecules (peptides, substance P and opiods)

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What form of NT lasts and travels furthest?

Peptide

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What are peptide hormones co released with?

Small molecule NT

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When are peptide NT released?

Only by high-frequency stimulation

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What happens to the synaptic vesicles after the NT is released?

It's taken up into the cell by endocytosis

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What three categories are biogenic amines split into?

Catechloamines, indoleamine, imidazoleamine.

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What NT are inactivated?

Acetylcholine by cholinesterase and other small molecule NT

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What NT are retaken up?

Glutamate and GABA

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What NT diffuse away?

Peptides