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can you tell me how is the action of a neurotransmitter terminated?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Here's an example: Acetylcholine gets into the synaptic cleft, stimulates the neuromuscular junction and muscle contracts, but to relax, the chemical needs to be decreased, and acetylcholinesterase hydrolyzes to acetic acid, and choline.

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A 64-year-old male asked:

What is neurotransmitter therapy?

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Neurotransmitter: I am not sure what this specifically means as there are numerous neurotransmitters. Numerous medications may enhance or inhibit the effects of neurotransmitters depending on the desired effects. Neurotransmitters are the chemical signals used to transmit a message from one nerve to the next in sequence.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Neurotransmitters can be measured through a urine test (NeuroScience lab) and then targeted amino acid therapy (supplement formulas) can be used to balance the high/low neurotransmitters by prompting the body to adjust them naturally. I use this lab mostly for mood disorders.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: neurotransmitter?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: A neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger that carries, boosts and modulates signals between neurons and other cells in the body. In most cases, a neurotransmitter is released from the axon terminal after an action potential has reached the synapse. The neurotransmitter then crosses the synaptic gap to reach the receptor site of the other cell or neuron.
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What is the primary neurotransmitter found in the "pleasure centers" of the limbic system?

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Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 16 years experience
Dopamine: "Pleasure centers" include the ventral tegmentum and nucleus accumbens, areas deep in the brain that use dopamine to signal intensely pleasurable experiences and reward. That said, numerous other areas are involved in the experience of pleasure and they may deploy different transmitters, for example, acetylcholine in the septal nuclei.

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