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What is norepinephrine ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Neurotransmitter

Norepinephrine (ne) is a sympathomimetic catecholamine that is synthesized in the adrenal medulla, in sympathetic neuron terminals, and in nuclei in the brainstem and pons.
One of the largest of these is in the locus coeruleus. Along with serotonin and dopamine, norepinephrine serves as a neurotransmitter in the brain. Antidepressants effect these in various ways, providing different results.

In brief: Neurotransmitter

Norepinephrine (ne) is a sympathomimetic catecholamine that is synthesized in the adrenal medulla, in sympathetic neuron terminals, and in nuclei in the brainstem and pons.
One of the largest of these is in the locus coeruleus. Along with serotonin and dopamine, norepinephrine serves as a neurotransmitter in the brain. Antidepressants effect these in various ways, providing different results.
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