Neurotransmitters are chemical substances, synthesized and released by nerve cells, or glandular hormones that excite or inhibit other nerve, muscle, or gland cells. Known neurotransmitters include acetylcholine, aspartic acid, catecholamines, cholecystokinin, endorphins, gamma aminobutyric acid, glutamic acid, glycine, histamine, neurotensin, serotonin, and substance P.
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Ronald Cowan, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Radiology & Radiological Sciences; Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program; Scientific Director, Vanderbilt Addiction Center
Aurelio Galli, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director for Research Strategy, Vanderbilt Brain Institute
Robert L. Macdonald, M.D., Ph.D.
Margaret and John Warner Professor of Neurology; Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Colleen Niswender, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Pharmacology; Director of Molecular Pharmacology, Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery
Elaine Sanders-Bush, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology, Professor of Psychiatry, Emerita
Danny Winder, Ph.D.
Bixler-Johnson-Mayes Chair, Basic Sciences – School of Medicine; Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
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