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Parkinson's Disease - Neurotransmitters

Identify a genetic homeostatic imbalance (disease/disorder) of the nervous system involving neurotransmitters;

Describe the symptoms of that disease;

Describe how the neurotransmitter is involved in that disease;

Name a drug used to treat the disease and how well it works;

Describe the molecular mechanism behind how that drug works in alleviating/curing the disease;

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Nervous system involving neurotransmitters
identify a genetic homeostatic imbalance (disease/disorder) of the nervous system involving neurotransmitters;
describe the symptoms of that disease;
describe how the neurotransmitter is involved in that disease;
name a drug used to treat the disease and how well it works;
describe the molecular mechanism behind how that drug works in alleviating/curing the disease;

1. Identify a genetic homeostatic imbalance (disease/disorder) of the nervous system involving neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that aid to regulate, either directly or indirectly, most other systems and functions in the body. They are considered the brain's chemical messengers, and the interaction between neurotransmitters,hormones, and the brain chemicals will have profound effect on the overall health of a person. There are several well known neurotransmitter including serotonin, dopamine, norephnephrine and epinephrine ( adrenaline). An imbalance in the neurotransmitter between the brain and body can cause serious effects to ones health. One serious genetic homeostatic imbalance of the nervous system involving neurotransmitters is Parkinson's disease.

2. Describe the symptoms of that disease

Imbalances with neurotransmitters can cause depression, anxiety, and other mood changes. However, there are ...

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