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AP Psychology End Review: Neurotransmitters

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Acetylcholine ACh
Critical to motor movement (Deliver messages from neurons to muscles)
Learning
Memory
Deficits Create Alzheimer's Disease
Dopamine
Motor Movement
Alertness, Attention
Deficit: Parkinson's disease
Excess: Schitzophrenia
Endorphins
Pain control , stress reduction
feelings of pleasure
"Natural Opiates"
Deficit: May make susceptible to addiction
Deficits Create Alzheimer's Disease
Acetylcholine ACh
Excess: Schitzophrenia
Dopamine
Deficit: Parkinson's disease
Dopamine
Deficit: May make susceptible to addiction
Endorphins
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)
Dear god what a name...
brain's major inhibitory neurotransmitter
Deficit: Seizures, Insomnia
Deficit: Seizures, Insomnia
GABA
Glutamate
Brain's major excitatory neurotransmitters
Creates links between neurons that form basis of learning, long-term memory
Deficit:Depressed mood
Deficit:Depressed mood
Glutamate
Norepinephrine (Nonadrenaline)
fight of flight
controls alertness, arousal
elevates heart rate, circulation, respiration, etc.
Mood Elevation
Deficit: depressed mood
Deficit: depressed mood
Norepinephrine (Nonadrenaline)
Serotonin
Mood regulation
hunger , sleep
Deficit: depressed mood
Deficit: depressed mood
Serotonin. SSRI's (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) used to treat depression.