Major Neurotransmitters and their Functions

Chapter 2 - Neurotransmitter Descriptions
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Acetylcholine (Ach)
Affects movement, learning, memory, REM Sleep
Dopamine (DA)
Affects movement, attention, learning, reinforcement, pleasure
Norepihephrine (NE)
Affects eating, alertness, wakefullness
Epinephrine
Affects metabolism of glucose, energy release during exercise.
Serotonin
Affects mood, sleep, appetite, impulsivity, aggression
Glutamate
Active in areas of the brain involved in learning, though and emotion
GABA
Facilitates neural inhibition in the central nervous system (Too much action potential)
Endorphins
Provide relief from pain and feelings of pleasure and well-being