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NEUROTRANSMITTER

 Dictionary entry overview: What does neurotransmitter mean? 

NEUROTRANSMITTER (noun)
  The noun NEUROTRANSMITTER has 1 sense:

1. transmits nerve impulses across a synapse

  Familiarity information: NEUROTRANSMITTER used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEUROTRANSMITTER (noun)


Sense 1neurotransmitter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transmits nerve impulses across a synapse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("neurotransmitter" is a kind of...):

neurochemical (any organic substance that occurs in neural activity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "neurotransmitter"):

Adrenalin; adrenaline; epinephrin; epinephrine (a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action)

GABA; gamma aminobutyric acid (an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system; acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter)

acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter that is a derivative of choline; released at the ends of nerve fibers in the somatic and parasympathetic nervous systems)


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