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BDNF molecule is the chemical messenger that allows the PVT to control the central amygdala.
Once complete, motor neurons send chemical messengers, called acetylcholine, via that junction so you can text, walk or breathe.
Dopamine: A chemical messenger or neurotransmitter released by neurons in the limbic system
Huperzine A is a "cholinesterase inhibitor"--something that interferes with the breakdown of the chemical messenger acetylcholine in the brain.
Patients take it as often as once an hour to restore the brain's production of dopamine, the chemical messenger that helps nerve cells communicate with each other - and therefore the muscles.
The patent-pending Natrol BrainSpeed Memory, a cogniceutical designed to help improve mental agility, contains a clinically tested proprietary blend that targets the brain's cholinergic system -- the key to cognitive speed -- and helps support acetylcholine production and activity (acetylcholine is a chemical messenger in the brain that affects memory and recall).
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.
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.
Tourtellottee ticks them off: the discovery that patients with Parkinson's disease lack dopamine, a chemical messenger that transmits nerve cell signals in the brain, which led to the development of a new therapy; the finding that there is a 90% decrease in chlorine acetyltransferase in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients; the disclosure of certain immune T cells in the inflammatory lesions in the brains of MS patients, linking the cells with active extension of the lesion; and the finding of measles virus in the brains of MS people (as well as in some healthy persons).
The compounds have been developed following the discovery that CO, like nitric oxide, is a naturally occurring chemical messenger that, in physiological doses, has anti-inflammatory, hypotensive and anti-apoptotic properties and can suppress graft rejection and protect tissues from ischemic damage.
Male offspring produced less of a molecule sensitive to the chemical messenger dopamine in the nucleus accumbens, a brain structure related to addiction and reward-seeking behavior.
It showed that decreased release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, a chemical messenger, which slows cardiac activity, contributes to heart failure.
Researchers in England have discovered what triggers the animals to swarm: a neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger released by the nervous system, called serotonin.