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Neurotransmitters, Brain Function and Behavior

There are primary neurotransmitters that play a role in brain function and behavior. These primary neurotransmitters are; noradrenaline, dopamine, serotonin, GABA, acetylcholine, and glutamate.

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Neurons communicate with one another through the release of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are the chemicals emitted by the body that send messages between neurons and other cells. There are primary neurotransmitters that play a role in brain function and behavior. These primary neurotransmitters are; noradrenaline, dopamine, serotonin, GABA, acetylcholine, and glutamate. Noradrenaline (norepinephrine) is a hormone that "activates the sympathetic nervous system, which increases the concentration of glucose in the blood, raises blood pressure and heartbeat rate, and increases muscular power and resistance to fatigue. Some of these transmitters act to excite neurons, while others inhibit neuronal activity. The particular type of transmitter is synthesized within the cell body ...

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Neurons communicate with one another through the release of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are the chemicals emitted by the body that send messages between neurons and other cells.

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