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Chemical Structures of Neurotransmitters
A bit of a chemistry/biology tie in today with a series of posters looking at the chemical structures of some of the main neurotransmitters in the brain. I’ve also included a little information on the main effects and roles of each underneath the structures – however, I’d hasten to add that, since this is definitely more an area of interest than an area of expertise for me, I’ve kept it pretty general.It’s interesting looking at the structures and being able to notice the similarities. Considering the similarities in naming, the similarity between adrenaline and noradrenaline perhaps isn’t too surprising, but dopamine’s structure isn’t too far removed from either. The structures of GABA, acetylcholine and glutamate are also fairly closely related.