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The toxic effects of alcohol on the fetal brain

The toxic effects of alcohol on the fetal brain were first established in France in 1968 and in the United States in 1973 by David Smith, a West Coast pediatrician. The unraveling of this relationship has followed a traditional history- the problem was first brought to attention when infants born to mothers with high alcohol intakes were noticed to have characteristic features: impaired growth, flat face, long upper lip, and mental retardation. This set of dysmorphic features was termed the…See More
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The Effects of Drugs on Synaptic Transmission

According to recent research, the following drugs of abuse studied that may cause effects on synaptic transmission are: Alcohol  Alcohol inhibits neurotransmission in two ways. First, it inhibits the excitatory channels on the postsynaptic neuron. Next, it lowers the rate of action potentials from the presynaptic neuron.   Caffeine  At synapses where adenosine is the primary neurotransmitter, a high postsynaptic firing rate leads to sleepiness. Caffeine inhibits sleepiness by inhibiting…See More
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Behavioral Neuroscience, Behavioral Pharmacology, Behavioral Toxicology
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Biological Psychology, Neurosciences
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The Effects of Drugs on Synaptic Transmission

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 8:02pm 2 Comments

According to recent research, the following drugs of abuse studied that may cause effects on synaptic transmission are:

 

Alcohol  

Alcohol inhibits neurotransmission in two ways. First, it inhibits the excitatory channels on the postsynaptic neuron. Next, it lowers the rate of action potentials from the presynaptic neuron.  

 

Caffeine  

At synapses where adenosine is the primary neurotransmitter, a high…

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