Acetylcholine

Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter used at the neuromuscular junction—that means, it is the chemical that motor neurons of the nervous system release in order to activate muscles. In the brain, acetylcholine functions as a neurotransmitter and as a neuromodulator. The brain contains a number of cholinergic areas, each with distinct functions. They play an important […]

Adrenaline / Epinephrine

Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, is a hormone and neurotransmitter. It’s also sold as a drug. It increases heart rate, constricts blood vessels, dilates air passages and participates in the fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system. Chemically, epinephrine is a catecholamine, a monoamine produced only by the adrenal glands from the amino acids phenylalanine and […]

Two Pieces of News 🍰

We’ve got two pieces of news. First, we’ve decided to not do any ads. And take that money we would usually invest in ads and donate that to science projects and schools. You can read our statement here. Second: we now also have a printing facility in Europe! This means we are starting to print some […]