Definition of Neurotransmitter

Endogenous signaling molecules that alter the behavior of neurons or effector cells. Neurotransmitter is used here in its most general sense, including not only messengers that act directly to regulate ion channels, but also those that act through second messenger systems, and those that act at a distance from their site of release. Included are neuromodulators, neuroregulators, neuromediators, and neurohumors, whether or not acting at synapses.

Neurotransmitter is from the group

Physiology-Regulatory Factor

Other Names for Neurotransmitter

Neurotransmitter

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