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1

____ are a type of organic compound, including the neurotransmitters that are further divided into subgroups called catecholamines and indolamines and many different drugs and food substances

Monoamines

2

____ is an enzyme that destroyed monamines

Monoamine oxidase (MAO)

3

____ are drugs that increase concentrations of monoamines by inhibiting the action of MAO

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)

4

____, ____, and ____ are all neurotransmitters divided into the subgroup catecholamines.

norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine

5

____ preferentially block the reuptake and thus the destruction of serotonin.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

6

____ is a neurotransmitter that is divided into the subgroup indolamines.

Serotonin

7

2 major neurotransmitters involved in depression.

Serotonin and Norepinephrine

8

____ is an important regulator of sleep, appetite, and libido.

Serotonin