Instructions: Tell a ‘story’ by describing how a neuronal impulse creates a cascade of events to occur within the neuron and between neurons. Imagine that you are explaining how neuronal activation occurs, and what the step-by-step processes are, as you would, to a fellow nurse practitioner that has not specialized in psychiatric nursing but is familiar with medical/biology terminology.
Concepts/words that must be incorporated and explained throughout your ‘story’ includes:
- Synaptic Cleft
- Receiving Neuron
- Signal Transduction Cascade
- Voltage-gated and Ligand-ion channels
- G-protein-linked Receptor
- Agonist, Partial Agonist, Antagonist, and Inverse Agonist and their Role in Signal Transduction