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tyson4920
Agonists and antagonists
tyson4920 VCE Psychology8

do we need to know what these are? They aren't on the study design but they came up on the 2017 exam so I'm confused


8 Comments
lilakheils809
I've never even heard of them!
zachattack
Yeh you need to know what they are
sammmmm
sammmmm
if they were on a past exam then that's kinda an indication that you should know what they are
tyson4920
tyson4920
Then what are they?
sammmmm
sammmmm
agonsts are drugs that mimick the effects of a neurotransmitter by binding to the receptor site on the post-synaptic neuron and activating it. Antagonists are drugs that mimick the effects of a neurotransmitter by binding to the receptor site on the post-synaptic neuron and blocking it
tyson4920
tyson4920
why are they used
sammmmm
sammmmm
agonists are used when someone has low levels of a neurotransmitter and antagonists are used when someone has too much
Julesy
Julesy
Welll done Sam
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