neurotransmitter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n neurotransmitter a neurochemical that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse
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Usage

In literature:

In Alzheimer's, tissue responsible for the production of certain neurotransmitters dies.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Snyder's group found carbon monoxide's new role by reasoning that if nitric oxide was a neurotransmitter, other gases must also signal nerve cells.
The release of the neurotransmitter dopamine acts to turn on the pleasure circuits in our brain.
Kavinace is NeuroScience's Top-Selling Neurotransmitter Support Product.
Neurons in the brain communicate with one another through the use of neurotransmitters — chemicals which stimulate electrical signals in neighboring neurons.
In the 1970's came the appreciation that peptides, short strings of amino acids, could be neurotransmitters .
The neurobiology of aggression is not well understood, but researchers have been aware that there is a relationship between serotonin, a neurotransmitter, and certain aggressive behaviors.
UCLA scientists found a way to modify molecules in the retina to help the GABA neurotransmitter activate the receptor proteins, he said.
The Parkinson 's affected neuron on the left produces a very low level of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Neurotransmitters may play a bigger role in immunity than scientists had realized.
Substance P is a key neurotransmitter required to produce moderate to intense pain.
States that human stomach has neurotransmitters similar to the brain.
That's the magic of working out: It prompts your brain to release those feel-good neurotransmitters, serotonin and endorphins.
Neurotransmitters are highly important and mind-bendingly complex.
That's why now and then I hip-check writers who boil neurotransmitters down to simple stories.
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In science:

Cycles of actin gelation can be rapid, and in neurons, have been shown to correlate with the release of neurotransmitter vesicles from pre-synaptic axon terminals [50,51].
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
The quantum mechanical rules entail that each release of the contents of a vesicle of neurotransmitter generates a quantum splitting of the brain into different classically describable components, or branches.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Synapsins as regulators of neurotransmitter release.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Short term memory may be the depletion of the readily releasable pool of presynaptic neurotransmitter vesicles.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Biophys. 82, 70-77. Ferkany, J. W., Zaczek, R., Coyle, J. T., 1982. Kainic acid stimulates excitatory amino acid neurotransmitter release at presynaptic receptors.
Nimesulide limits kainate-induced oxidative damage in the rat hippocampus
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