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The Influence of Age on Neurotransmitters in the Human Brain

  • Cora O’Neill
  • Jan Marcusson
  • Agneta Nordberg
  • Bengt Winblad
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 9)

Abstract

The process of normal ageing of the human brain has been described as a weight loss, atrophy and increased ventricular size. Morphological studies have shown neuron loss in some brain regions, but there are other regions without neuron loss. A decrease in neuronal connectivity may also take place in the ageing process.

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Tyrosine Hydroxylase Locus Coeruleus Temporal Cortex Neurotransmitter System Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cora O’Neill
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jan Marcusson
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Agneta Nordberg
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Bengt Winblad
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of UmeåSweden
  2. 2.Department of Geriatric MedicineUniversity of UmeåSweden
  3. 3.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of UppsalaSweden

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