a protein that helps slow down the accumulation of amyloid-beta by clumping extra amyloid together in a way that makes it less toxic.
is a branched projection of a nerve cell that conducts electrical stimulation to the cell body; the name is derived from the Greek word for tree.
- dendritic spine
a small protrusion on the dendrites that receives input from synapses
donepezil hydrochloride is a cholinesterase inhibitor, marketed as Aricept
a neurotransmitter associated with reward and motivation. Evidence suggests dopamine levels in the prefrontal cortex need to be neither too high nor too low for optimal functioning.
a key protein that plays a major role in nerve communication.
Glossary of neurological terms
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