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Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters

Chart of Common Neurotransmitters

(Note that some neurotransmitters are also hormones)

Category

Neurotransmitter

Abbr.

Small molecule:

Amino Acids

ASPARTATE

GLUTAMATE

GLU

GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID

GABA

GLYCINE

GLY

Small molecule:

Acetylcholine

ACETYLCHOLINE

Small molecule:

Monoamines

Phenylalanine

/Tyrosine

DOPAMINE

DA

EPINEPHRINE

NOREPINEPHRINE

NE

OCTOPAMINE

TYRAMINE

Tryptophan

SEROTONIN

5-HT

MELATONIN

MEL

Histamine

HISTAMINE

Polypeptides (PP)

–    single linear chain of amino acids bonded together by peptide bonds

Gastrins

GASTRIN

CHOLECYSTOKININ

CCK

Neurohypophyseal

VASOPRESSIN,

OXYTOCIN

NEUROPHYSIN I AND II

Neuropeptide Y

NEUROPEPTIDE Y

NY

PANCREATIC POLYPEPTIDE

PP

PEPTIDE YY

YY

Opioids

CORTICOTROPIN

ACTH

DYNORPHIN

ENDORPHIN

ENKEPHALINE

Secretins

SECRETIN

MOTILIN

GLUCAGON

VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL PEPTIDE

VIP

GROWTH HORMONE RELEASING FACTOR

GHRF

Somatostatins

SOMATOSTATIN

Tachykinins

NEUROKININ A AND B

SUBSTANCE P

Other

BOMBESIN

GASTRIN-RELEASING PEPTIDE

GRP

Soluble Gases

CARBON MONOXIDE

CO

NITRIC OXIDE

NO

Other

ANANDAMIDE

ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE

ATP

Neurotransmitter Related Links

Neurotransmitter

Related Links

ABOUT

About Neurotransmitters

- Nervous System 101

SPECIFIC

Neurotransmitter Chart

- NITRIC OXIDE

- MELATONIN

- Some Neurotransmitters of Special Mention