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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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Calcium comes into the nerve terminal, and that calcium causes a vesicle - which is filled with chemical substances, to fuse with the membrane, and the transmitter substance is released.
What is known as the autonomic or vegetative nervous system and various nerve transmitter substances become imbalanced, which further worsens the course of the disease.