Anatomy Terms

Neurogenesis: Growth of new nerve cells.

Neurotransmitters: Brain chemicals that communicate information throughout your brain and body.  They relay signals between nerve cells, called “neurons.”  The brain uses neurotransmitters to tell your heart to beat, your lungs to breathe, and your stomach to digest.  They can also affect mood, sleep, concentration, weight, and can cause adverse symptoms when they are out of balance.

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