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Chapter 4

PSYC 275 Chapter 4: Chapter 4 Summary


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC-275
Professor
Smallings
Chapter
4

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Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission
Resting Membrane Potential
Recording the Membrane Potential
Resting Membrane Potential
Ionic Basis of the Resting Potential
Generation and Conduction of Postsynaptic Potentials
Integration of Postsynaptic Potentials and Generation of Action Potentials
Conduction of Action Potentials
Ionic Basis of Action Potentials
Refractory Periods
Axonal Conduction of Action Potentials
Conduction in Myelinated Axons
The Velocity of Axonal Conduction
Conduction in Neurons without Axons
The Hodgkin-Huxley Model in Perspective
Synaptic Transmission: Chemical Transmission of Signals among Neurons
Structure of Synapses
Synthesis, Packaging, and Transport of Neurotransmitter Molecules
Release of Neurotransmitter Molecules
Activation of Receptors by Neurotransmitter Molecules
Reuptake, Enzymatic Degradation, and Recycling
Glial Function and Synaptic Transmission
Neurotransmitters
Amino Acid Neurotransmitters and Monoamine Neurotransmitters
Acetylcholine
Unconventional Neurotransmitters
Neuropeptides
Pharmacology of Synaptic Transmission and Behavior
How Drugs Influence Synaptic Transmission
Behavioral Pharmacology: Three Influential Lines of Research
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