21 relations: Adenosinergic, Adrenergic, Cannabinoidergic, Cholinergic, Dopaminergic, GABAergic, Glycinergic, Histaminergic, Melatonergic, Monoaminergic, Neurotransmission, Neurotransmitter, Opioidergic, Serotonergic cell groups, Serotonergic psychedelic, Serotonin, Serotonin receptor agonist, Serotonin receptor antagonist, Serotonin releasing agent, Serotonin reuptake inhibitor, Synapse.
Adenosinergic means "working on adenosine".
Adrenergic means "working on adrenaline (epinephrine) or noradrenaline (norepinephrine)".
Cannabinoidergic, or cannabinergic, means "working on the endocannabinoid neurotransmitters".
In general, the word choline refers to the various quaternary ammonium salts containing the ''N'',''N'',''N''-trimethylethanolammonium cation.
Dopaminergic means "related to dopamine" (literally, "working on dopamine"), dopamine being a common neurotransmitter.
GABAergic means "pertaining to or affecting the neurotransmitter GABA".
A glycinergic agent (or drug) is a chemical which functions to directly modulate the glycine system in the body or brain.
Histaminergic means "working on the histamine system", and histaminic means "related to histamine".
A melatonergic agent (or drug) is a chemical which functions to directly modulate the melatonin system in the body or brain.
Monoaminergic means "working on monoamine neurotransmitters", which include serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, and histamine.
Neurotransmission (Latin: transmissio "passage, crossing" from transmittere "send, let through"), also called synaptic transmission, is the process by which signaling molecules called neurotransmitters are released by the axon terminal of a neuron (the presynaptic neuron), and bind to and activate the receptors on the dendrites of another neuron (the postsynaptic neuron).
Neurotransmitters are endogenous chemicals that enable neurotransmission.
An opioidergic agent (or drug) is a chemical which functions to directly modulate the opioid neuropeptide systems (i.e., endorphin, enkephalin, dynorphin, nociceptin) in the body or brain.
Serotonergic cell groups refer to collections of neurons in the central nervous system that have been demonstrated by histochemical fluorescence to contain the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine).
Serotonergic psychedelics (also known as serotonergic hallucinogens) are a subclass of psychedelic drugs with a method of action strongly tied to the neurotransmitter serotonin.
Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter.
A serotonin receptor agonist is an agonist of one or more serotonin receptors.
A serotonin antagonist, or serotonin receptor antagonist, is a drug used to inhibit the action at serotonin (5-HT) receptors.
A serotonin releasing agent (SRA) is a type of drug that induces the release of serotonin into the neuronal synaptic cleft.
A serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) is a type of drug which acts as a reuptake inhibitor of the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)) by blocking the action of the serotonin transporter (SERT).
In the nervous system, a synapse is a structure that permits a neuron (or nerve cell) to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another neuron or to the target efferent cell.