2-Minute Neuroscience: Receptors and Ligands
September 26, 2014
In this video, I discuss receptors and ligands. I explain the differences between the two main types of neurotransmitter receptors: ionotropic and metabotropic (aka G-protein-coupled) receptors. I also discuss the general pharmacological actions drugs can have by interacting with receptors, explaining what agonism, antagonism, inverse agonism, and allosterism (aka neuromodulation) are.