Essays Tagged: "Neurotransmitter"

Huntington's Disease

he individual include alternating periods of excitement and depression. It iscaused by a buildup of neurotransmitter fluids, which can cause schizophrenia. The firstsymptoms of the disease usually app ...

(1 pages) 47 0 4.6 May/1993

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Cigarettes and Their Destruction of the Brain

ting into 'keyholes' on the surface of the brain; the same 'keyholes' as acetylcholine(an important neurotransmitter), and mimicking epinephrine and norepinephrine, giving the smoker a rush, or stimul ...

(3 pages) 70 1 3.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

the relationship between the mind, music, and human behavior

n previous works and studies that link music with the mind. Based on this research, music increases neurotransmitter levels. Soft or mellow music has a tendency to promote tranquillity, while music wi ... se of norepinephrine levels in students while they listen to 'preferred' music. Norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter that arbitrates chemical communication in the sympathetic nervous system of the hum ...

(8 pages) 371 0 4.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, including care, nursing diagnosis, signs and symptoms.

gh many speculate that genetics may play a role as well as the decrease in acetylcholine which is a neurotransmitter that is used to carry electrical impulses from the axon of one cell to the dendrite ... ed to carry electrical impulses from the axon of one cell to the dendrite of another. The number of neurotransmitters have been found in the brain tissue of patients with dementia and Alzheimer's. Alz ...

(3 pages) 296 2 3.9 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Treatments for OCD(obsessive compulsion dissorder).

(OCD) is a neurological Anxiety Disorder that iscaused by an imbalance of Serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter which is achemical that acts as a messenger to the brain between the Orbital Cortex ... ate with other brain cells called neurons. Under certain conditions, Serotonin is released into the neurotransmitters, which then affect neighboring cells. After the Serotonin is released, it's taken ...

(2 pages) 156 2 4.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Clinical Depression: a Legitimate Physical Illness.

dely accepted that clinical depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter, is released from one sender nerve cell and travels to the next, receiver nerve cel ...

(4 pages) 97 0 1.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Diathesis-Stress Model

causes of a diathesis are genetic inheritance, biological processes such as brain abnormalities or neurotransmitter problems and early learning experiences.Stress is the response that an individual e ...

(1 pages) 11030 0 4.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Parkinson's Disease

area of the brain known as the "substantia nigra" is damaged, and can no longer make dopamine(, the neurotransmitter that carries movement orders to various parts of the body. Some of the symptoms are ...

(2 pages) 117 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


come psychologically addicted to a drug.Within the limbic system, drugs work on the brain by way of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are the chemicals which allow our nerve cells to communicate wi ... nsmitters are the chemicals which allow our nerve cells to communicate with each other. Some of the neurotransmitters affected by drugs are serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. The class of drugs c ...

(12 pages) 160 1 4.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Psychology 101 Biomedical Therapies

commonly referred to as Psychoactive drugs (Psychopharmacology). These drugs imitate the effects of neurotransmitters, increase neurotransmitter amounts, or block receptor sites. The problem with thes ... y do not mimic the normal brain process perfectly. This is because of the complexity of interacting neurotransmitters. There can also be side effects, which may cause undesired conditions liked Tardiv ...

(2 pages) 58 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Hippocrates vs. Neuroscience: A comparison between Hippocrates' theory of four humors and todays knowledge of neuroscience.

s work. For instance, we know that it is not the body fluids that influence behavior, but it is the neurotransmitters that cause changes in personality, mood and behavior. For example the neurotransmi ...

(1 pages) 21 0 2.3 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Gene Therapy

s each year. The cause is unknown and the disorder results from death of brain cells that produce a neurotransmitter called dopamine. The dopamine plays a key role in transmitting commands from the br ... for an enzyme called glutamic acid decarboxylase. This enzyme converts chemicals in the cell into a neurotransmitter called GABA, which is important for controlling muscle movements. Injecting GABA di ...

(1 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Communication process of Neurons in the Brain

ponse to the following: Explain the communication process of neurons in the brain. List some common neurotransmitters and describe their effect on behavior.The information transmitted between the brai ... The synapse bridges the gap between neurons. A single synapse contains presynaptic ending where the neurotransmitters, cell organelles, and mitochondria work in harmony. Receptor sites for neurotransm ...

(1 pages) 203 1 2.8 Dec/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Causes of Depression

n the brain and genetics play a major role in depression. Research has found that the imbalances of neurotransmitters, serotonin and norepinephrine, can cause a person to be depressed. A low level of ... fatigue and loses the interest in everyday activities. Drugs that can alter the activities of these neurotransmitters can be taken to help decrease the symptoms of depression. Research has also found ...

(1 pages) 81 0 3.8 Dec/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Parkinson's Disease

n a region of the brain that controls movement. Parkinson's disease degenerates dopamine which is a neurotransmitter causing impaired movement. fifty thousand people each year are diagnosed each year ...

(1 pages) 40 1 4.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Teenage Health Issues: Teenage depression

n. Neurons send messages from one nerve ending to another across synapses in the brain. Serotonin a neurotransmitter is a chemical that helps transfer information. (Heavy drug abuse wears off serotoni ...

(8 pages) 129 1 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Taking the Pill Depression and

en have not had any personal experience with this illness.The physical basis of depression involves neurotransmitters in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that carry messages from one nerve c ... lse to travel from one nerve cell to another, the sending cell releases a tiny amount of one of the neurotransmitters, which transmits the signal to the second cell, and so on around the body. After a ...

(5 pages) 25 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Agression - Are We Born Agressive Or Is It Learned

re two main chemicals in the body that affect aggression; Seratonin and Testosterone.Seratonin is a neurotransmitter involved in inhibiting impulsive responses to frustration.Knoblich and King, in 199 ...

(6 pages) 83 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Relationhsip Between Endocrine and Neural Physiology

onships between neural function and hormone secretion. The very distinction between a hormone and a neurotransmitter has become blurred. It may not be fanciful either to think of a circulating hormone ... l molecule freed from the confines of a single axon to reach all responsive cells, or to think of a neurotransmitter as a signal molecule captured from the circulation to provide a restricted chemical ...

(5 pages) 12 1 3.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Effects of Smoking

he bloodstream, where it is circulated throughout the brain. The nicotine molecule is shaped like a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine and its receptors are involved in many function ... muscle movement, breathing, heart rate, learning, and memory. They also cause the release of other neurotransmitters and hormones that affect your mood, appetite, memory, and more. When nicotine gets ...

(7 pages) 59 1 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing