Neurotransmitters

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NGaston Simard
General Psychology 2020
Professor Omar Corrales
January 25, 2013

Neurotransmitters

Fill in the following boxes by identifying and describing the location of the 6 neurotransmitters outlined in the textbook. Describe the effect and function of the neurotransmitter and then discuss possible mental health or behavioral or physical issues that can be associated with too much or too little of the neurotransmitter. Save this document and type directly onto the document. The boxes will expand to accommodate what you write. Submit as an attachment to the appropriate drop box.

Identify the Neurotransmitter| Location of Neurotransmitter| Effect of Neurotransmitter| Function of Neurotransmitter| Possible mental health, emotional, behavioral, or physical issues resulting from too much or too little of the neurotransmitter| Acetylcholine(ACh)| Its location is in the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, and some organs of parasympathetic nervous system.| It’s effects are excitatory in the brain and autonomic nervous system; and inhibitory anywhere else| Its function is cognitive functioning and muscle movement.| Alzheimer’s Disease is a possible mental health issue that can result from too little ACh.| Glutamate| Its location is in the brain and spinal cord.| Its effect is excitatory.| The function of glutamate deals with the memory.| Glutamate may be a serious destructive factor in ALS, or Lou Gerig’s Disease. http://www.alsa.org/research/about-als-research/glutamate.html| Gamma-amino butyric acid(GABA)| Like the neurotransmitter glutamate, GABA is also located in the brain and spinal cord.| It is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter.| Its function relates to eating and aggression.| Adding more of this neurotransmitter can help with ADHD, PMS, and relief from...
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