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Glossary of Common Neurotransmitters

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Motor control over muscles
learning, memory, sleeping, dreaming
Acetylcholine
arousal and vigilance
eating behavior
monoamine
Norepinephrine
reward and motivation
motor control over voluntary movement
monoamine
Dopamine
emotional states and impulsiveness
dreaming
monoamine
serotonin
inhibition of action potentials
anxiety and intoxication
amino acid
GABA
enhances action potentials
learning and memory
amino acid
Glutamate
learning and memory
satiety
peptide modulator
CCK
pain reduction
reward
peptide modulator
endorphins
pain perception
peptide modulator
substance p
chemical substance that carries signals across the synaptic cleft
neurotransmitter

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