neurotransmitter


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neu·ro·trans·mit·ter

 (no͝or′ō-trăns′mĭt-ər, -trănz′-, nyo͝or′-)
n.
A chemical substance, such as acetylcholine or dopamine, that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse.

neurotransmitter

(ˌnjʊərəʊtrænzˈmɪtə)
n
(Biochemistry) a chemical by which a nerve cell communicates with another nerve cell or with a muscle

neu•ro•trans•mit•ter

(ˌnʊər oʊˈtræns mɪt ər, -ˈtrænz-, ˌnyʊər-)

n.
any of several chemical substances, as epinephrine or acetylcholine, that transmit nerve impulses across a synapse.
[1960–65]

neu·ro·trans·mit·ter

(no͝or′ō-trănz′mĭt-ər)
A chemical substance that helps transmit nerve impulses from one nerve cell to another.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neurotransmitter - a neurochemical that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse
Adrenalin, adrenaline, epinephrin, epinephrine - a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
GABA, gamma aminobutyric acid - an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system; acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter
neurochemical - any organic substance that occurs in neural activity
acetylcholine - a neurotransmitter that is a derivative of choline; released at the ends of nerve fibers in the somatic and parasympathetic nervous systems
Translations
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neurotransmitter

[ˌnjʊərəʊtrænzˈmɪtəʳ] Nneurotransmisor m

neu·ro·trans·mit·ter

n. neurotransmisor, neurorregulador, sustancia química que modifica la transmisión de impulsos a través de una sinapsis entre nervios o entre un nervio y un músculo;
adrenergic ______ adregénico;
cholinergic ______ colinérgico.
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To find out which neurotransmitter brain stem cells can detect, the researchers took mouse brain tissue, attached electrodes to the stem cells and measured any change in electrical charge after the addition of certain neurotransmitters.
That part of the nervous system uses acetylcholine as its prime neurotransmitter.
But dysfunction of the neurotransmitter pathways that appear to contribute to ADHD can continue into adulthood, and researchers believe similar neurotransmitter problems are at the root of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Alzheimer's disease (AD).
In humans, a neurotransmitter called oxytocin activates a female's feelings of affection, trust, and security toward another person.
Abnormal levels of neurotransmitters involved in memory: AD is associated with a drop in levels of the important messenger chemical acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter essential for learning and memory.
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Only cells sensitive to a specific neurotransmitter are activated.