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Department
Psychological & Brain Sciences
Course
CAS PS 101
Professor
Tracy Dunne
Semester
Fall

Description
All neurons have four distinct parts: cell body-interprets message from dendrites dendrites- receive neurotransmitter messages from other neurons axons- send information axon terminals- release information to other neurons ⅓ of neurons have myelin, wrapped around axons, purpose of myelin is to speed up neuron communication people with multiple sclerosis have trouble with movement or speech because of lack of myelin in their neurons Chemical Communications (Synaptic Transmissions Stages) -Synthesis -Storage -Release -Binding -Deactivation Synapse is about a millionth of an inch wide Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors- Inhibits reuptake proce
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