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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic DisordersPrevention, Assessment, and Treatment$
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Shirley W. Ekvall and Valli K. Ekvall

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199398911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.001.0001

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Nutrients, Neurotransmitters, and Brain Dysfunction

Nutrients, Neurotransmitters, and Brain Dysfunction

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(p.103) 12 Nutrients, Neurotransmitters, and Brain Dysfunction
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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders
Author(s):

Eric K. Bonsall

Janine Z. Mundorff

Valli K. Ekvall

Shirley W. Ekvall

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0012

This chapter discusses nutrients, neurotransmitters, and brain dysfunction, including biochemistry and physiology and factors to be considered in evaluation of the synthesis and function of nutrients and specific neurotransmitters. Docosahexaenoic acid, serotonin, catecholamines, acetylcholine, and histidine are specifically discussed, as are directions for further research and applications related to nutrient and drug management.

Keywords:   neurotransmitters, brain dysfunction, nutrients, brain chemistry

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