hormone

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This chemical messenger is released when we are challenged, curious, exercised, focused or emotionally aroused, and, if produced at the right levels, helps the brain grow new connections, like a brain fertiliser.
BDNF molecule is the chemical messenger that allows the PVT to control the central amygdala.
"We know that marathon runners have increased levels of cholecystokinin, a chemical messenger found in the intestines that triggers the contraction of the gallbladder."
The process of sending a signal from one neuron to the next involves the activation of a chemical messenger called a neurotransmitter, which is stored in vesicles (sacs) in the axon terminal.
Dopamine: A chemical messenger or neurotransmitter released by neurons in the limbic system
Parkinson's, recognised globally by the description `the shaking palsy', results from the loss of the chemical messenger, dopamine, within the brain.
According to Ms Collins, it was possible the scent of vanilla altered levels of the chemical messenger serotonin in the brain, and serotonin was thought to play a role in appetite.
Parkinson's disease occurs when the amount of dopamine, a chemical messenger responsible for transmitting signals from one neuron within the brain to another, decreases.
An injection of serotonin, a mood-regulating chemical messenger, induced anxious behavior in unstressed crayfish.
The mutations were in the gene for VIPR2, the receptor for vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) -- a chemical messenger known to play a role in brain development.
When the seeds are ready to be dispersed, the plant releases a hormone (chemical messenger) called ethylene.
American researchers say raw, crushed garlic generates the compound which acts as a chemical messenger in the body and prompts blood vessels to relax.
US researchers said experiments with mice and rats showed a naturally occurring chemical messenger called NAPE regulated how much the animals ate.
Parkinson's Disease results from the loss of dopamine, a chemical messenger produced in the part of the brain that controls movement.
Huperzine A is a "cholinesterase inhibitor"--something that interferes with the breakdown of the chemical messenger acetylcholine in the brain.
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