Mini-Quiz: Neurotransmitters

November 6, 2012

What is the most abundant and ubiquitous neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system?

What is by far the most abundant and ubiquitous neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system and plays a central role in mediating nearly all forms of brain function? Take the poll and join the discussion. 

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Answer C. Glutamate
Research has demonstrated that glutamate plays a central role in mediating nearly all forms of brain function, including cognition, perception, learning, and emotion. For more on this topic, see "Ketamine-Induced Optimism: New Hope for the Development of Rapid-Acting Antidepressants," by Gerard Sanacora, MD, PhD.