Nervous System 1

Elaine Corrigan
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Trinity College Dublin Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (Nervous System Lecture 1) Flashcards on Nervous System 1, created by Elaine Corrigan on 09/17/2013.

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The 4 different types of Glia? Microglia, oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, ependymal cells.
What Systems make up the central Nervous System? Central Nervous System Peripheral Nervous System
Definition of the Synapse Synapse is the region of communication between one neuron and another neuron(within the CNS/PNS) and an effector cell.
What are Neurotransmitters? Chemicals that signal between a neuron and another cell made in the neuronal cell body transported to the axon terminal packaged into vesicles classified according to their chemical structure
Name 4 Neurotransmitters Acetylcholine Amines Amino acuds Neuropeptides
5 key steps in Neurotransmission 1. Synthesis of neurontransmitters 2.Storage of neurontransmitters in vesicles 3. Release of Neurotransmitter at synapse 4. Receptor Binding and activation 5. Inactivation
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