Neuroreceptors

by Dr Chris Southwell and reviewed by Dr William Howie

 

neurorecptorsLearning outcomes:

 

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

 

  • label a neurone and synaptic cleft and describe the steps  involved in neurotransmission at a cellular level

     

  • define what neurotransmitters are and be aware of the different types of neurotransmitter and how they effect a response

     

  • describe the major neurochemical pathways including the serotonergic, dopaminergic, gabanergic and cholinergic pathways

     

  • give examples in clinical practice of how common drugs can affect neuroreceptors

     

  • define and describe agonists, antagonists and neuroregulators

     

  • have an awareness of the steps in the synthesis of the various neurotransmitters.

 

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