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A neurotransmitter (or neuromediator) is a chemical molecule responsible for transmitting messages between neurones through synapses.

The molecule released by a neurone following stimulation binds to a receptor on another neurone causing transmission of the nerve impulse or to a receptor on a target cell in an organ, that has various effects.

Examples of neurotransmitters: acetylcholine, adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine, serotonin, histamine, glutamate, neuropeptides, etc.


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