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Neurotransmitters

Functions and what happens if there is too little or too much of a neurotransmitter.
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acetylcholine
motor movement and memory
acetylcholine
too little will cause Alzheimer's disease
acetylcholine
too much will cause seizures
dopamine
motor movement, alertness, learning
dopamine
too little will cause Parkinson's disease
dopamine
too much will cause schizophrenia
serotonin
deals with mood control
serotonin
too little will cause depression
norepinephrine
controls alertness and arousal
norepinephrine
too little will cause a depressed mood
norepinephrine
too much will cause extreme alertness, anxiety and phobias
GABA
major inhibitory- do not fire
GABA
too little will cause seizures, tremors, and insomnia
GABA
too much will cause alcoholism
endorphins
deals with pain control
endorphins
too little will cause pain and stress
endorphins
too much will cause addictions