A friend’s grandfather was just diagnosed with a disease that is associated with a certain excitatory neurotransmitter. Your friend isn’t sure if it’s acetylcholine or dopamine.

Write an essay that explains to your friend about excitatory neurotransmitters. Provide a detailed description of the functions associated with acetylcholine versus dopamine that could help differentiate which neurotransmitter is involved.

To help ensure the auto-feedback system will function properly, your response must contain a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 1000 words, though individual prompts or your instructor may provide a more precise target range for word count. Your response will be automatically reviewed by the system, and you will receive your grade after your instructor reviews and returns the scores. Your response should not contain in-text parenthetical citations or other special headers or formatting.