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    Default What does TCA stand for?

    In a lecture on the reticular formation, my notes say

    AROUSAL (Ascending Reticular Activating System is a physiological concept based on neuronal networks producing arousal effects on the brain. Pontine acetylcholine cells stimulate TCAs.

    Any idea?


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    Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are heterocyclic chemical compounds used primarily as antidepressants.

    read more about them here and here

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    Hi friend
    TCA stands for Trichloroacetic Acid.
    Thanks to share with us.
    DNA Methyl transferase 1

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    Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) are so-called because of their molecular structure, which contains three rings of atoms. They act mainly by inhibiting the reuptake of both norepinephrine and serotonin. Other receptors that might also experience a TCA induced inhibition are muscuranic, alpha1 adrenergic, and histaminic receptors.

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