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Glossary of BIO TEST CHAPTER 15

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Our aggression, feelings of insecurity, resentment and other personality traits are tied to ____________________ thoughts.
(subconscious)
When a person becomes excited, dopamine and noradrenaline are released into the synaptic clefts, and ______________ is secreted into the same area to counter the actions of the 2 neurotransmitters.
(serotonin)
If a person’s brain produces _____________ amounts serotonin, the neuronal excitation cannot be controlled.
(Small)
Prozac or fluoxetine works by blocking the _________________.
(Serotonin Reuptake Transporters)
Patients who suffer clinical depression have a shortage of _____________ in their synaptic clefts.
(Serotonin)
If you block the uptake of serotonin, the concentration of serotonin in the synapse will ____________.
(increase)
The illegal drug ___________ was made famous in the 1960’s and it causes hallucinations by mimicking the action of serotonin.
(LSD)
The ________________ cortex contains a map of the entire body and after a person has undergone amputation of a limb, the region that represents that limb no longer receives any information.
(somatosensory)
In the case of David Garabedian, it was thought that the insecticide was responsible for his aggressive behavior. The insecticide blocks the enzyme acetylcholinesterase which leads to hyperactivation of the ______________ neurons.
(hypothalamus)
During an emotional event, the hypothalamus neurons will release _________________ which will in turn initiates the fight or flight response.
(acetylcholine)
In the condition known as ________________, seizures of any type will repeatedly occur unprovoked.
(epilepsy)
_____________ lobe seizures can elicit religious or mystical experiences.
(Temporal)

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