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Found Neurotransmitter 27 times.

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1. Adrenergic
Refers to neurons that use catecholamines ( adrenaline , dopamine and noradrenaline ) as neurotransmitters .

2. Anticholinergenic (anticholinergic, parasympatholytic)
Refers to an agent that inhibits parasympathetic neural activity by blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine .

3. Aspartate
A neurotransmitter ; aspartate can be an excitotoxin .

4. Cholinergic
Affecting or in reference to nerve endings or other physiological parts or processes that are influenced in some way by the neurotransmitter acetylcholine .

5. Cholinergic system
The system of nerve cells that uses acetylcholine as its neurotransmitter ; nerve cells in the cholinergic system are damaged in the brains of Alzheimer 's patients.

6. Cholinesterase (choline esterase II, pseudocholinesterase, serumcholinesterase)
A hydrolase -class enzyme that breaks down the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and other choline ester s. It is found in the blood, liver and pancreas.

7. Dopa (3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine)
An amino acid derived from the amino acid tyrosine . It is formed as the first intermediate in the production of dopamine , a neurotransmitter .

8. Dopamine (3,4-dihydroxyphenylethylamine)
A hormone like substance with the chemical formula C8H11NO2. It is found in the nervous system as an important neurotransmitter , or substance which transmits nerve signals from neuron to neuron. It is also an intermediate in the productions of the hormones epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine .

9. Dopaminergic system
The system of nerve cells that uses dopamine as its neurotransmitter.

10. Epinephrine (adrenaline)
A chemical produced and secreted by the adrenal gland s. It can act as a stimulant, increasing blood pressure, heart rate, and other functions. It is a neurotransmitter , or substance which transmits nerve signals from neuron to neuron, and is also a hormone that helps break glycogen (a polysaccharide ) down into glucose (a simple sugar ). It has the chemical formula C9H13NO3.