Acetylcholine: Definition, Function & Deficiency Symptoms


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How does acetylcholine function?

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1. What do you call a chemical messenger that sends a signal across the synapse between neurons?

2. What substance breaks down acetylcholine and removes it from the synapse?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of acetylcholine. Concepts that you will need to know include chemical messengers and the substance that breaks down acetylcholine in order to remove it from the synapse.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Recognize how acetylcholine functions
  • Identify chemical messenger that sends messages across synapses
  • Understand how process of how acetylcholine is broken down
  • Realize the role of acetylcholine
  • Define acetylcholine deficiencies

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of how neurons communicate
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding acetylcholine
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about proper acetylcholine functioning

Additional Learning

To learn more about acetylcholine, review the accompanying lesson titled Aetylcholine: Definition, Function & Deficiency. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define neurotransmitters
  • Recognize acetylcholine complications
  • Understand how nerve cells, synapses and neurons communally function