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A 22-year-old female asked:

I know that gaba inhibits release of dopamine, but what does glutamate do for dopamine? precisely what would inhibition of nmda do to dopamine?

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Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Glutamate: Glutamate is an excitatory neurotransmitter so would turn things on. Gaba is an inhibitory neurotransmitter an therefore turns things off nmda are channels in the brain for glutamate. Blocking the channels can calm things down magnesium is a nmda blocker.

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