Basal Ganglia: Dopaminergic Cell Models
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Dopaminergic (DA) neurons are defined as neurons synthesizing and containing the neurotransmitter and neurohormone dopamine. Such neurons release dopamine synaptically as well as dendritically (Bustos et al. 2004).
A distinctive property of the DA neuron is that it differentially responds to different types of excitatory synaptic inputs (Fig. 2a, b).
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