punctuation problem, what I'm doing wrong in this statement any help
Their mode of functioning, as inhibitors, are only by affecting the “neurotransmitters communication” between brain cells and this “action” results in a change of mood levels in a depressed patient (Mayo Clinic, 2014).
Their mode of functioning, as inhibitors, are only by affecting the "neurotransmitters communication" between brain cells and this "action" results in a change of mood levels in a depressed patient .
I can't imagine any reason to surround common terminology with quotation marks. The citation implies that you are paraphrasing. You are allowed to use words from the original quote in a paraphrased sentence. If the string of words quoted are about five or more words, then you would use quotation marks around the whole phrase, but not just one or two words.
"Are" should be "is" in this sentence. Their mood is.
"Neurotransmitters" should be either singular (neurotransmitter communication) or possessive (neurotransmitter's communication) - not plural.
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