SSCO206 DB2

Apr 8th, 2015
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Neurotransmitters play a vital role in both our minds and bodies. For this discussion, you will explore the role of neurotransmitters and share your findings on the discussion board. • Describe neurotransmitters. Explain what they are, their function within the body, and their impact on behavior. • Describe the connection between neurons and neurotransmitters. • Choose two neurotransmitters and discuss their function within the body. Discuss both neurotransmitters’ connection with disease and disorders. Include aspects of the diseases. Address the following question: o Does a neurotransmitter problem cause the disease, or does the disease cause a problem with the neurotransmitter? o What is the relationship between transmitter function and a particular disease or disorder?

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SSCI206-DB2NameClassDateProfessorSSCI206-DB2 Neurotransmitters are chemical signals that facilitate communication between neurons in the brain through the transmission of nerve impulses across the synapse. There are different types of neurotransmitters, each with a different function. The three categories of neurotransmitters are amino acids, monoamines and peptides. Neurons are nerve fibers that transmit signals to other neurons but neurons do not touch but instead the signal travels across a space known as the synapse (Purves, 2001). The neurotransmitter is the chemical that allows the nerve impulses or signals to be transmitted across the synapse. Dopamine controls voluntary movements in the body and endorphins relieve pain and stress. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that affects mood or elevates feelings of anxiety while acetylcholine stimulates

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