Neurological Terms beginning with O

Glossary of neurological terms
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olanzapine search for term

an antipsychotic drug commonly used with people with dementia; there have been concerns about its safety because of an increased risk of stroke

oligodendrocyte search for term

glia that in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) provide the myelin sheathing that insulates axons.

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a hormone involved in nurturing and social behaviors; often nicknamed the "cuddle hormone"; particularly important in maternal bonding. Releasing this hormone makes us feel secure and protected and lowers our stress level, but this effect seems to require us to to have experienced some affection during childhood. The area of the brain that acts as the receptor for oxytocin is also the reward centre associated with drug addictions.