Nutrition and Neurotransmitters

  title={Nutrition and Neurotransmitters},
  author={Govind A. Dhopeshwarkar},
In 1921, Otto Loewi was the first to show that transmission of nerve impulses was mediated by chemicals. In his classic experiments, he demonstrated that when ventricular fluid of a stimulated heart was transferred to a nonstimulated frog heart, the effects of stimulation were observed in this heart. This meant that the nerve stimulus of the first heart was reproduced by the chemical activity of the solution transferred to the second heart (Loewi, 1960). Subsequent analysis in his laboratory… CONTINUE READING