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Neurotransmission

Neurotransmission (also called “synaptic transmission”) is the process by which signaling molecules called “neurotransmitters” are released by a brain neuron to stimulate/cause the transfer of a message (action potential) via an electrical charge to another connected neuron, then on to another neuron, and another, and so on, until the message reaches its intended destination. These transmissions (synaptic firings) happen at incredible speed, even as we sleep. It is through this ongoing process of neuron firing that the brain communicates and the body functions. Without neurotransmission, the brain could not function, and human life could not exist. If neurotransmission is compromised

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Neurons and Structures

The brain neuron, for its tiny size, does some big and powerful things. It has the amazing ability to gather and transmit electrochemical signals from neuron to neuron throughout the brain and body 5-50 times a second. It’s through your neurons that your brain communicates with itself and the rest of who you are. A neuron has three basic parts: Cell body or Soma. This main part has all the necessary components of the cell, such as the nucleus (which contained DNA), and substance for building proteins and for making energy. Axon. This long cable-like projection of the cell carries

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The Brain: The Body’s Engine

Think of the brain as a complex engine, like that of a race car, with a vast number of dynamic but delicate, interconnected parts that monitor and control itself and a larger machine (the body). This engine operates at an incredibly high speed, demands a lot of its component parts, and works at an optimum level only when all parts are functioning as designed and in orchestration with each other. If a single component part of this engine is not functioning properly, the entire engine and the machine it controls can fall into disrepair or fail to function at all.

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