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Neurotransmitter which primarily sends *inhibitory* signals (makes the receiving neuron *less* likely to send an action potential)

GABA

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Main neurotransmitter involved with Alcohol

GABA

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The "chemical messengers" of the endocrine system

Hormones

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Hormone released by the adrenal gland

Epinepherine and Norepinepherine (Adrenaline and Noradrenaline)

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Bundles of connected axons are called:

Nerves

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System of nerves (bundled axons) which form the brain and spinal cord

Central Nervous System

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System of nerves (bundled axons) which connect to the muscles, glands and sensory receptors

Peripheral Nervous System

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Part of the nervous system controlled conscious (inside of our control, e.g. moving our hands)

Somatic Nervous System

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Part of the peripheral nervous system which operates unconsciously (out of our control and awareness, e.g. our heartbeat or breathing)

Autonomic Nervous System

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The "master" hormone secreting gland which controls all others

Pituitary Gland

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The hormonal gland which secretes epinephrine (adrenaline)

Adrenal Gland