The Function of Neurotransmitters


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What do we call chemicals that carry messages between cells in the nervous system?

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1. What do we call the gap between neurons?

2. When a neuron fires, where does it send the neurotransmitters?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Easily measure how much you know about neurotransmitters by using this quiz/worksheet combo. You should be familiar with how neurotransmitters work and relevant vocabulary terms in order to be successful on this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz, you can quickly determine your ability to:

  • Name the chemicals that carry messages between nervous system cells
  • Identify what term is used to describe gaps in neurons
  • Describe where neurotransmitters are sent when neurons fire
  • Choose the term that describes the reabsorption of excess neurotransmitters by neurons
  • Select the term that describes the process wherein enzymes break down excess neurotransmitters

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what chemicals help neurons communicate
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding gaps between neurons
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about excess neurotransmitters

Additional Learning

Fire up your brain cells regarding this topic when you use the lesson titled The Function of Neurotransmitters. You can learn more about:

  • How brain activity occurs
  • An analogy that shows how neurotransmitters work
  • What is meant when it is said that a neuron 'fires'