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Psychosocial Factors and Cancer Progression: Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) Mechanisms

Psychosocial factors have been found to play important roles in the development of various diseases, including cancer progression. Such associations are mediated via the biobehavioral pathways in various patient populations, including the hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) patients (Knight et … Continue reading

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Neurotransmitters and Their Functions

There are different types of neurotransmitters. For example, glutamate (glu) is involved in the excitation of the central nervous system (CNS). Aspartate (asp) is involved in the excitation of the brain and spinal cord. Gama-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is involved in … Continue reading

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Functions of Neurotransmitters

Functions of Neurotransmitters   Neurotransmitters Functions Disorders from insufficiency Disorders from oversupply Acetylcholine Memory; muscle movement (contraction) Alzheimer’s disease, dementia Convulsions/spider bite/nerve gas Dopamine Cognition; sensory; movement Parkinson’s disease, sensory deficits, tremors Delusions, hallucinations, methamphetamine addiction Endorphins Suppress pain; improve … Continue reading

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