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Textbook Problem

Name the two amines often associated with the biochemical theory of mental illness.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The two amines that are involved in the biochemical theory of mental illness are to be stated.

Concept introduction:

Chemical messengers are the chemical compounds that are used by a cell to communicate with another cell. Hormones and neurotransmitters are chemical messengers. Amino acids are used as a precursor and are required for the synthesis of neurotransmitters.

Explanation

Neurotransmitters are the chemicals present in the body that transmits the signal from one neuron to another neuron. Neurotransmitter not only works as a chemical messenger but are also responsible for mood of human being. The amines that are involved in the biochemical theory of mental illness are serotonin and norepinephrine. They are found in brain...

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