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Receptors, Neurotransmitter

"Receptors, Neurotransmitter" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Cell surface receptors that bind signalling molecules released by neurons and convert these signals into intracellular changes influencing the behavior of cells. Neurotransmitter is used here in its most general sense, including not only messengers that act to regulate ion channels, but also those which act on second messenger systems and those which may act at a distance from their release sites. Included are receptors for neuromodulators, neuroregulators, neuromediators, and neurohumors, whether or not located at synapses.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Receptors, Neurotransmitter" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Receptors, Neurotransmitter" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 123 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 26 publications in 1990
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.