Brain Biochemistry.txt

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Brain Biochemistry 49
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  1. What is the function of a neuron?
    Transfer signals
  2. What is an oligodendroglia?
    Myelenation factor for neurons
  3. What is a microglia?
    Neuronal macrophage cells
  4. What is an astroglia?
    • surround synapse and vasculature
    • provide nutrients/energy
    • provide integrative signalling over large areas
  5. What are the two amino acid transporters of the BBB and what do they transport?
    • 1) L: large, neutral A.A./aromatic A.A.
    • 2) y+: Cationic
    • **Both are Na+ independent
  6. What are the four primary neurotransmitters in the brain?
    • Glutamate
    • GABA
    • Dopamine
    • Acetylcholine
  7. What are the four "Fs" of the hypothalamus?
    • Fight
    • Fleeing
    • Reproduction
    • Feeding

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