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AV 1. Hypofunction of NMDA Receptors in the Dopamine Pathways and the Resulting Schizophrenia Symptoms (00:41)

Understanding the Physiology of Schizophrenia

Brian Kirkpatrick, MD

The physiology of schizophrenia includes dopamine dysfunction but may also be affected by other neurotransmitter systems and by medical conditions. Read this activity to learn how glutamate, serotonin, and acetylcholine systems, as well as diabetes and inflammation, may contribute to schizophrenia symptoms.

Supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

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