from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chemical substance, such as acetylcholine or dopamine, that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse.
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- n. Any substance, such as acetylcholine or dopamine, responsible for sending nerve signals across a synapse between two neurons.
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- n. a neurochemical that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse
If that neurotransmitter is not cleared away, it would like having a continuous signal going on.
To give you a little bit of background (if you want more, see the post on dopamine), dopamine is a signaling molecule known as a neurotransmitter, which is released from one neuron and binds to receptors on another neuron to produce effects.
A recent report indicated that a binding receptor for cis-UCA has been identified as the neurotransmitter 5-hydroxytryptamine, or 5HT (Serotonin) .
Serotonin is a peptide which is just a little protein known as a neurotransmitter, which boosts our mood.
To help a message sprint from one neuron to the next, the sending neuron ending secretes a chemical called a neurotransmitter into the synapse.
If the neurotransmitter is the correct one for the job, its shape will complement the shape of a receptor on the dendrite membrane and it will bond.
The FDA's action, following a Priority Review, marks the approval of the first radiopharmaceutical agent to detect DaT distribution within the brain (dopamine is a brain chemical that is classified as a neurotransmitter and is found in regions of the brain that regulate activities such as movement and emotion(3)).
February 8th, 2010 NEW YORK - An investigational drug that inhibits production of serotonin, primarily known as a neurotransmitter, in the gut cured osteoporosis in mice and rats, according to a new report.
Serotonin was primarily known as a neurotransmitter acting in the brain.
The cause of diabetes during pregnancy is directly controlled by serotonin, a chemical produced by the body and normally known as a neurotransmitter, and is influenced by the amount of protein in the mother's
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