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Psych NTs

Neurotransmitters: types, names, functions

QuestionAnswer
What type of NT is Dopamine? Excitatory
What are the functions of Dopamine? Positive feelings towards self and others, such as pleasure and feelings of reward. Concern for others.
What type of NT is Seratonin? Inhibitory
What are the functions of Seratonin? Emotional stability (rational emotions, feelings of security, regulation of worry and stress) and maintenance of sleeping patterns
What type of NT is Gamma Aminobutyric Acid? Inhibitory
What are the functions of GABA? Ability to cope with stress and anxiety, senses of calm and security, general emotional wellbeing
What type of NT is Acetylcholine? Excitatory
What are the functions of Acetylcholine? Concentration, memory, muscle movements, and organ function
What type of NT are Endorphins? Inhibitory
What is the function of Endorphins? Physical pain regulation in the body
What type of NT are Enkelphalins? Inhibitory
What are the functions of Enkelphalins? Regulation of emotional pain and feelings of fulfillment
What type of NT is Substance P? Excitatory
What are the functions of Substance P? Send pain messages through nervous system
What kind of NT is Norepinephrine? Excitatory
What are the functions of Norepinephrine? Energy, alertness, ambition, aides in fight or flight
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