Central Neurotransmitters

Table 12-1 summarizes the pharmacological properties of the transmitters in the CNS that have been studied extensively. Neurotransmitters are discussed below as groups of substances within given chemical categories: amino acids, amines, and neuropeptides.

Overview of Transmitter Pharmacology in the Central Nervous System

Transmitter

Transporter Blocker*

Receptor

Agonists

Receptor-Effector Coupling

Selective Antagonists

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