Which neurotransmitters are generated in CNS nuclei relative to narcolepsy?

Updated: Sep 04, 2019
  • Author: Sagarika Nallu, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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CNS nuclei for wakefulness and the relevant neurotransmitters generated in those nuclei include the following:

  • Locus ceruleus – Norepinephrine

  • Raphe nucleus – Serotonin

  • Tubomammillary nucleus – Histamine

  • Ventral tegmental area – Dopamine

  • Basal forebrain – Acetylcholine

These areas also inhibit REM sleep.

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