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Can you name the Neurochemical Messengers?

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HintNeurochemical Messenger
Simultaneously a hormone and neurotransmitter; plays an important role in love and social bonding
Helps control voluntary movement; affects sleep, mood, attention, and learning; ability to recognize rewarding experiences
Involved in the regulation of sleep, mood, attention, and learning
Low levels of this are linked to anxiety
Regulates states of sleep and wakefulness
Substances that depress nervous system activity and eliminate pain; elevate feelings of pleasure
Plays a key function in the brain by inhibiting many neurons from firing
HintNeurochemical Messenger
Low levels are associated with depression
Has a key role in exciting many neurons to fire and is involved in learning and memory
Stimulates the firing of neurons and is involved in muscle action, learning, and memory
Low levels of this are linked to Parkinson's disease
Inhibits the firing of neurons in the nervous system; excites the heart, muscles, intestines, and urogenital tract
Too much of this triggers agitated states
Related to lactating and breast feeding

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