Studylist 2

Types of neurons

Types and functions of glia cells


The neuron's cell membrane

Groups of neurotransmitters and examples

Steps necessary for neuronís to be able to chemically transmit their messages (synthesis, transport, storage, release, binding to receptors, inactivation and/or reuptake)

2 categories of post-synaptic receptors and the differences in the effects produced  by their activation (ionotropic vs metabotropic)

Drug actions by affecting chemical transmission

Parkinsonís disease as both an example of neurotransmitter related disorder and using drugs to alter neurotransmitters (249-253)

characteristics of the disease

cause of the disease

treatments

What we have learned about PD from unusual cases (like the frozen addicts)

an animal model of PD for further research

Ions inside and outside of neuron and how that difference is maintained

Module 2.2

Ions inside and outside of neuron and how that difference is maintained

Resting potential

Depolarization vs hyperpolarization

Voltage-activated  Ion channels in axon membrane

How the action potential is produced in axon

Characteristics of the action potential

Threshold

All or none law

Refractory period (absolute and relative)

Myelin sheaths, nodes of ranvier and how they affect the action potential process ; saltatory conduction

Examples of situations where ion channels arenít working properly

Examples of conditions where myelin deteriorates and how it affects neuron messages

Ca++ channels in axon terminal, when they open and what the Ca++ triggers

The electrical responses of dendrites

Ionotropic receptors

EPSP

IPSP

summation of incoming messages (temporal and spatial)

meabotropic receptors and their effects

Examples of situations where ion channels arenít working properly