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Psychology 1101 Types of Neurotransmitters

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Acetylcholine
The neurotransmitter responsible for motor control at the junction between nerves and muscles; also involved in mental processes such as learning, memory, sleeping, and dreaming.
Epinephrine
The neurotransmitter responsible for adrenaline rushes, bursts of energy caused by its release throughout the body.
Norepinephrine
The neurotransmitter involved in states of arousal and awareness.
Serotonin
A monoamine neurotransmitter important for a wide range of psychological activity, including emotional states, impulse control, and dreaming.
Dopamine
A monoamine neurotransmitter involved in reward, motivation, and motor control.
GABA
The primary inhibitory transmitter in the nervous system.
Glutamate
The primary excitatory transmitter in the nervous system.
Endorphins
A neurotransmitter involved in natural pain reduction and reward.
Substance P
A neurotransmitter involved pain perception.