What is neurotransmitter disorder?
Neurotransmitter disorders are a group of inherited metabolic diseases that affect the synthesis, catabolism, or transport of the small molecules that neurons use to undergo chemical communication.
Chemical transmission is the major means by which nerves communicate with one another in the nervous system.
What causes neurotransmitters to malfunction?
Genetic factors, faulty metabolism, and digestive issues can impair absorption and breakdown of our food which reduces are ability to build neurotransmitters. Toxic substances like heavy metals, pesticides, drug use, and some prescription drugs can cause permanent damage to the nerves that make neurotransmitters.
What are the 7 major neurotransmitters?
Fortunately, the seven “small molecule” neurotransmitters (acetylcholine, dopamine, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), glutamate, histamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin) do the majority of the work.
What are the 4 types of neurotransmitters?
Classes of Neurotransmitter
- Monoamines – such as dopamine, noradrenaline, adrenaline, histamine, serotonin.
- Amino acids – such as glutamate, GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), glycine, aspartate, D-serine.
- Peptides – such as opioids, endorphins, somatostatin, oxytocin, vasopressin.