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NRN 202 Neurobiologi

CCAC NRN 202 Neurobiological

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Neurotransmitters that are synthesized from amino molecules. Found in various regions of the brain. Amines
Derived from tyrosine, levels fluctuate with sleep and wakefulness Norepinephrine
Involved in the control of complex movements, motivation, and cognition and in regulating emotional responses. Dopamine
Plays a role in mood and probably in the delusions, hallucinations, and withdrawl of schizophrenia Serotonin
Induces pigment-lightening effects on skin cells and regulates reproductive and immune function. Melatonin
Signals muscles to become active. Acetylcholine
part of brain critical in decision making and higher-order thinking, such as abstract thinking Cerebral Cortex
Part of the brain involved in regulating cmotional behavior, memory, and learning Limbic system
Biological rhythms affect every aspect of health and well-being, including lifestyle, sleep, mood, eating, drinking, fertility, body temperature, and menses
REsembles a network of internal clocks that coordinate evenets in the body according to a 24-hour cycle Circadian rhythm
In the mentally ill patient, the must address this when formulating assessment, treatment plans, and pateint education. Both mental and physical health needs
This is a key factor in understanding how various regions of the brain function and communicate with each other and how interventions such as medications and other therapies affect brain activity and human behavior. Neurotransmission
These are related to the thiming of circadian rhythms and changes in light, darkness, and termperature. Sleep cycles
Created by: JayneAnn