PSYB65H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Partial Seizure, Epileptic Spasms, Diazepam

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9 Nov 2012
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Synthesis- to increase functional activity, you increase synthesis; to decrease functional activity, you decrease synthesis. Packaging- professor does not know any way of increasing packaging; to decrease functional activity, you decrease packaging. Release- to increase functional activity, you increase the amount of it being released; to decrease functional activity, you want to decrease release. Inactivation- to increase functional activity, you want to reduce inactivation; to decrease functional activity, you want to increase inactivation: monoamines (or referred to also as the biogenic amines) The two catecholamines and serotonin make up the monoamines; norepinephrine and. Parkinson"s disease is fought at the synthesis level by taking dopa everyday so he has excess amounts of dopa, and therefore synthesizes excessive amounts of dopamine; schizophrenia is fought through dopamine receptor blockers, slows down the system. Valium up to a year in order to prevent neurons from activating other neurons like wildfire, causing epilepsy.

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