BDNF 3D molecular Model

The Significance of BDNF for Learning, Memory, and Cognitive Function

In this article, I will be discussing what BDNF is, the function of BDNF, why BDNF is important for learning & memory, and the relationship BDNF has with hippocampal function, Long-Term Memory, Long-Term Potentiation (LTP), Synapses, and neurogenesis. Although I may not cover every aspect of BDNF in this article, I plan to write a […]

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norepinephrine

Norepinephrine, which is also known as noradrenaline, is a monoamine neurotransmitter that also functions as a hormone in the brain and body. Etymology The name “noradrenaline,” is derived by the United Kingdom from the Latin roots meaning “at/alongside the kidneys,”. In the United States, “norepinephrine,” is derived from Greek roots having that same meaning. The […]

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5-HT serotonin neurotransmitter pills on leaf

What is Serotonin? How Does 5-HT Work?

Serotonin, also known as 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT),  is a monoamine neurotransmitter and neuromodulator that can be found in the Central Nervous System (CNS), in the blood platelets, and in the Gastrointestinal tract (GI) a.k.a. the stomach. Note that serotonin is manufactured by the body mainly in the GI tract. In fact, 90% of all of a […]

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