I understand that neurotransmitters are used to send signals between neurons in the brain and that some are used for rather specific functions. However, is the exact distribution/concentration/consumption and tolerances of neurotransmitters in various areas of the brain known?

Related and considered:
Which neurotransmitters can be measured in a living human brain?
Neurotransmitter based imaging techniques

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ The distribution of receptors (and their subtypes) is much more important than the concentrations of the neurotransmitters, which (despite science journalism's focus of late) are very dynamic. $\endgroup$ – Chuck Sherrington Oct 22 '14 at 20:28
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @ChuckSherrington I think that comment could be developed into a worthwhile answer if you could give me some references. (: $\endgroup$ – Seanny123 Oct 22 '14 at 20:30

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.