Neurotransmitters – Chapter 2, Module 2.1-2.2
Fill in the following boxes by and describing the location of the 6 neurotransmitters listed in the first column and discussed in the textbook in Chapter 2. Describe the 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. Please be sure that you also answer the questions below the table. Submit as an attachment to the appropriate drop box.
Identify the Neurotransmitter
Function: What does this Neurotransmitter do for us?
Possible mental health, emotional, behavioral, or physical issues resulting from too much or too little of the neurotransmitter
It activates muscles, enhances sensory perceptions when we wake up and sustains attention.
Can assist in causing or worsening of Alzheimer’s
It helps bodily movements of the muscles and controls human behavior like sleep and mood. It also affects a person’s attention and the ability to learn.
To little can cause Parkinson’s Disease To much can cause Schizophrenia.
It deals with memory
To little & to much can cause ALS, or Lou Gerig’s Disease
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)
It relates to eating and aggression
Which component of the autonomic division of the nervous system increases our heart rate in an emergency situation?
What includes both the brain and the spinal cord?
Where is the site where the processing of all central nervous system activity takes place?
What takes charge of the body’s involuntary functions outside conscious awareness?
What is the function of the limbic system?
What is the function of the reticular formation?
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