This free PowerPoint template is of an adrenaline molecule. This molecule is something called a neurotransmitter, a chemical which signals changes within the brain and spinal cord. It is also present in nerves all over the body. Adrenaline is abbreviated to AD, and is called epinephrine in American literature. It is a neurotransmitter which is related to noradrenaline and dopamine.
Within this PowerPoint template, there are three different types of molecular representations. On the second slide is the skeletal formula. This type of diagrammatic representation does not show hydrogen atoms, and the carbon atoms are represented as lines, the corner or end point demonstrating the carbon atom. Additional groups are added to the carbon ‘skeleton’, for example an oxygen and hydrogen group, an alcohol group, is shown as OH.
On slide 3 is the ball and stick model of the molecule. The atoms of the molecule are shown as balls, and the bonds between them are the sticks.
Finally, there is the displayed structure of the molecule, showing all of the atoms and bonds connecting them.
This free PowerPoint would be extremely useful for biology and chemistry presentations as well as for biochemistry, neuroscience, pharmacology and medicine presentations. This would make for a great background for presentations on anaphylaxis (allergic reaction), heart attacks and anxiety.
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