CH4: Psychopharmacology - communication between neurons
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⤷ Antagonists: Inhibit postsynaptic effects We also discuss several other topics like What is endomembrane system and its function?
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(decrease NT activity or block receptors)
⤷ Agonists: facilitate postsynaptic effects
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Helps receptors do what they need to
Effects on production of NT
(how drugs ⊕/⊖ NT synthesis)
Effect on Storage / Release of NT
Move nt into vesicles
🞻 Don't confuse the two!
Move NT in synapse into cytoplasm of pre.
Drugs (antagonist) block
Vesicle transporters - vesicles have no content and thus, nothing is released.
Others block NT release from the terminal. (deactivate proteins that allow docking)
Effects on Receptors
Direct Agonist: drug that mimics NT effect
Receptor Blocker / direct antagonist: drugs bind with postsynaptic and block activation.