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Types of Synapses

Excitatory and Inhibitory

Name 4 Transmitters of Excitatory Synapses. 1. Acetylcholine; 2. Norepinepherine; 3. Serotonin; 4. Glutamate
What is the function of Excitatory Synapses? 1. promote Depolarization via INCREASED Na+ or DECREASED K+ permeability; 2. create EPSP's
What are EPSP's? Voltage produced POSTsynaptically to DEPOLARIZE Resting Potential
Name 4 Transmitters of Inhibitory Synapses. 1. GABA; 2. Dopamine; 3. Serotonin; 4. Glycine
What is the function of Inhibitory Synapses? 1. promote Hyperpolarization via INCREASED Cl- or INCREASED K+ permeability; 2. create IPSP's
What are IPSP's? Voltage produced POSTsynaptically to HYPERPOLARIZE Resting Potential
How do Stimulants work? Stimulates Excitatory -or- Inhibits Inhibitory Synapses
How do Depressants work? Inhibits Excitatory -or- Stimulates Inhibitory Synapses
Created by: Kristel