Common Features among Neurotransmitters

Common Features among Neurotransmitters

Certain Features are common among most all Neurotransmitters

  1. Presence of the substance within neuron terminals
  2. Release of the substance with neuronal stimulation
  3. Exogenous application of the substance at physiologic concentrations to the postsynaptic membrane reproduces the effects of stimulation of the presynaptic neuron.
  4. A local mechanism exists for inactivation of the substance (e.g., enzymatic degradation, uptake into nerve terminals or glia).

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