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Neuroscience is a branch of biology concerned with the study of the nervous system, the brain and the links between brain activities and behaviors.

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Biology; Neuroscience

A chemical signal produced and released by neurons that subsequently functions as a hormone.

tricyclic antidepressants

Biology; Neuroscience

A class of antidepressant drugs named for their three-ringed molecular structure; thought to act by blocking the reuptake of biogenic amines.


Biology; Neuroscience

A class of endogenous opioid peptides.

silver stain

Biology; Neuroscience

A classical method for visualizing neurons and their processes by impregnation with silver salts (the best-known technique is the Golgi stain, developed by the Italian anatomist Camillo Golgi in the ...


Biology; Neuroscience

A collection of nuclei that forms the major component of the diencephalon. Although its functions are many, a primary role of the thalamus is to relay sensory information from lower centers to the ...


Biology; Neuroscience

A collection of peripheral axons that are bundled together and travel a common route.

raphe nuclei

Biology; Neuroscience

A collection of serotonergic nuclei in the brainstem tegmentum; important in the governance of sleep and waking.

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