Types of Neurotransmitters

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Types of Neurotransmitters
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Psych Chapter 3
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  1. neurotransmitter responsible for motor control at the junction between nerves and muscles; also mental processes like learning, memory, sleeping, dreaming

    makes muscles either contract or relax
    ACh- Acetycholine
  2. neurotransmitter responsible for states of arrousal or alertness
    noreinephrine
  3. neurotransmitter responsible for adrenalin rushes, bursts of energy caused by its release
    epinephrine
  4. type of neurotransmitters which regulate states of arousal and affect (feelings) and motivate behavior
    monoamines
  5. neurotransmitter important for emotional states, impulse control and sleeping
    serotonin
  6. drugs that stop the process of reuptake
    Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
  7. neurotransmitter involved in reward, motivation, motor control

    communicates when activities may be rewarding EX: eating when hungry
    released in sex, gambling, shopping, cocaine
    dopamine
  8. the primary inhibitory transmitter in the nervous system

    contols synaptic excitation
    GABA
  9. primary excitatory transmitter in nervous system
    *aids learning and memory
    involved in fast acting neural transmission-->strengthens synaptic connections
    glutamate
  10. neurotransmitter involved in pain reduction and reward--> help us function when we're in pain
    endorphins
  11. pain perception, mood, states, and anxiety

    helps transmit signals about pain to the brain
    Substance P

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