which is the important neurotransmitters?

Asked by Simran Sharma | 25th Jul, 2013, 10:18: PM

Expert Answer:

Neurotransmitters are endogenous chemicals that transmit signals from a neuron to a target cell across a synapse.

Major neurotransmitters:

  • Amino acids: glutamate, aspartate, D-serine, ?-aminobutyric acid (GABA), glycine
  • Monoamines and other biogenic amines: dopamine (DA), norepinephrine (noradrenaline; NE, NA), epinephrine (adrenaline), histamine, serotonin (SE, 5-HT)
  • Peptides: somatostatin, substance P, opioid peptides
  • Others: acetylcholine (ACh), adenosine, 

Answered by  | 26th Jul, 2013, 07:46: AM

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