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First, the Electrical synapse relies on having two cells spanning across two membranes and the synaptic cleft between them (Shepard and Hanson, 2014, para. 2). Overall, the purpose of the Electrical synapse for the nervous system is for the synapse to carry out impulses and reflexes. On the contrary, the neuronal structure of the Synapse’s Chemical synapse involves the role of neurotransmitters in the nervous system. Located between the nerve cells, the gland cells, and the muscle cells, the Chemical synapse allows neurons for the CNS to develop interconnected neutral circuits.
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The hippocampus is also responsible for memory, while the nucleus acumens is said to be responsible for feelings of pleasure or the reinforcing effects of MDMA. It is important to realize that all the pleasurable and not so pleasurable behavioral and physiological effects of MDMA are occurring because neurons within the cell bodies of our bodies are reacting to the foreign stimuli. When MDMA crosses the blood brain barrier it begins to affect presynaptic neurons containing the neurotransmitters mentioned. It causes repeated EPSPs in addit... ... middle of paper ... ...ne neurons and send signals directly to these dopamine neurons" (Ecstasy 16). This means that serotonin can stimulate the release of Dopamine into the synapse and does so when MDMA creates an action potential that causes the release of serotonin.
What are hallucinogens? Hallucinogens are a group of drugs. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, hallucinogens are drugs that affect the neurotransmitters in your brain. In addition to this they talk about how most hallucinogens have nitrogen in them. In Dr. C. George Boeree’s article he writes “Neurotransmitters are the chemicals which allow the transmission of signals from one neuron to the next across synapses.” When a person takes hallucinogens, or any drug, they interrupt the “signals” that are being sent to the synapses.
‘Virtually all functions in life are controlled by neurotransmitters.’ Neurotransmission are the body’s regular chemical messengers which transfer data from one neuron to another. Thus, they are unquestionably one of the building blocks of behaviour. Neurotransmitters are potent chemicals that adjust various physical and responsive processes such as psychological performance, emotional conditions and agony reaction. Thence, relations between neurotransmitters and the brain chemicals have an unfathomable impact on general health and wellbeing. However, like hormones, if neurotransmitter levels are insufficient these stimulating and rousing signals will be absent; thus, an individual may feel very stressed, blunt and unambiguously out of control.