December 8, 2011
GABA AND GLYCINE
Neurotransmitter: A neurochemical that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse and are found at axon endings of motor neurons and they stimulate muscle fibers.
GABA and GlycineInhibitory Neurotransmitters
GABA AND GLYCINE GABA and Glycine work together as Inhibitory neurotransmitters. Glycine is the amino acid which helps slow down processes and is located in the PNS. GABA also slows processes down in brain and works as the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter located in the mammalian CNS. As an Inhibitory neurotransmitter,
in the brain, communication becomes out
GABA decreases the ability of other
of control, overstimulated, and chemically
neurotransmitters to work, meaning it
unstable. Low levels of GABA are also
blocks and discourages communication.
associated with problems of poor impulse
GABA also functions by binding to specific
control which includes gambling and
transmembrane-receptors and causes ion
stealing problems as well as temper
channels to open and allow the flow of
tantrums. Serious diseases can also occur
either negatively charged chloride ions into
because GABA levels are too low. These
the cell or positively charged potassium
include Bipolar Disorder and Mania.
ions out of the cell. GABA controls brain areas which
High levels of GABA in the brain produce more control, relaxation, and
involve emotion and anxiety and helps
sedation. When GABA levels are drastically
people feel relaxed (click here for more
changed from high levels to low levels this
information about relaxation effects of
instability causes seizures to occur.
GABA http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=3_DywKEvyjc) If there is too little GABA
Alcohol increases levels of GABA. This drastic increase causes body systems to
GABA and Glycine at work Activities, such as yoga, create relaxation for the body and mind by increasing levels of GABA in the brain.
over relax. Slurred speech and foggy thinking can also occur because the levels of GABA are too high. Medications decrease anxiety by increasing GABA levels in the brain. Medications for seizures, impulse control problems, and Bipolar Disorder all work by increasing the GABA levels within the brain. Anti-seizure medications increase GABA to the normal range, lowering the possibility of seizures and produce brain chemical stability. In conclusion, GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter which causes a relaxation
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effect and causes the brain to slow down. Too much or too little GABA in the brain can cause disorders. The sudden drop of GABA from high to low levels also causes seizures. Written by Katie McCan, Mattie Wagner and Rachel Thalhuber. Sources: http://www.womensaccounts.com/ mental_health_Carver_norepinephrine.html
GABA is used in medications
GABA and the brain. In slowing the brain down, GABA gives the feeling of relaxation to the body. Items such as Alcohol produce too much GABA and have effects on the body. If levels of GABA drop from high levels too quickly, seizures can occur.