by Dr Chris Southwell and reviewed by Dr William Howie


Learning outcomes:


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


  • label a neuron and synaptic cleft


  • describe the steps involved in neurotransmission at a cellular level


  • define what neurotransmitters are, their different types 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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