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ex·cit·a·to·ry

(ek-sī'tă-tō'rē),
Tending to produce excitation.
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Spontaneous excitatory postsynaptic currents (sEPSCs) were recorded under voltage-clamp at -70 mV from CA1 pyramidal neurons after blocking the GABAA receptors by using 30 [micro]M bicuculline.
You activate this group of excitatory neurons, and it just beelines to the water spout," Zuker says.
Because the imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters is common to both migraines and to seizures, neurologists have begun exploring anti-epileptic drugs in the treatment of migraines.
Although a relationship between wheel running as a reinforcer and PRP durations is clearly evident, assessment of the relative role of excitatory effects and inhibitory aftereffects (e.
Therefore, in the present study we tested whether TDE can modulate dendritic field excitatory postsynaptic potentials (fEPSPs), which indicate the neuronal synaptic function, in Cornu Ammonis 1 (CA1) hippocampal slices of normal rats as found in current AChE-I drugs used for AD therapy.
Other researchers found that hypocretin has a negative feedback relationship with GABA and a positive feedback relationship with the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate.
Allostasis, allostatic load, and the aging nervous system: role of excitatory amino acids and excitotoxicity.
Inhibitory signals block certain development cascades and excitatory signals enable others.
Soon after, neurons begin to release excitatory amino acid neurotransmitters that encourage calcium to move in.
However, the sole active metabolite, normeperidine, is a central nervous system excitatory agent and has the ability to cause seizures, especially in patients with renal dysfunction.
Glutamate is the primary excitatory signal used by these cells, whereas glycine and GABA typically shut down nerve cell activity.
Furthermore, neuronal depolarization leads to an accumulation of extracellular glutamate (a major excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and inner ear).

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