Drugs can affect the nervous system in different ways. Some drugs are known as stimulants, because they seem to make the nervous system much more active, allowing many more action potentials to fire. How might a stimulant of the somatic nervous system cause this increase in action potentials?

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    It might make the membrane permanently impermeable to sodium.
    It might block Na+ ion channel proteins.
    It might block the outflow of K+ ions.
    It might inhibit the activity of the enzyme that removes neurotransmitters in the synaptic cleft.
asked May 19, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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It might inhibit the activity of the enzyme that removes neurotransmitters in the synaptic cleft.
answered May 20, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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