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Author: Barrie WhatleyPeter EvansMichael LaceyChris BenhamBritish Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.All authors
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Media Guild ; [New York : Distributed by Insight Media], ©1990.
Series: Biology series; Biology form and function.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : Partial animation   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uses animation to detail the mechanisms controlling the operation of our nerves, providing a clearer understanding of the central nervous system and its intricate chemistry. Presents research on the central nervous system that has aided in the treatment of nervous disorders. Covers formation and propagation of Action Potentials, the action of voltage activate and ligand gated ion channels, the transmission of nerve  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
Science films
Educational films
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barrie Whatley; Peter Evans; Michael Lacey; Chris Benham; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Open University.; Media Guild.; Insight Media (Firm)
OCLC Number: 27749084
Credits: Camera, Andrew Godfrey ; editor, Jill Stuart.
Performer(s): Narrator, Peter Evans ; speakers, Michael Lacey, Christopher Benham.
Description: 1 videocassette (24 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 guide.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Biology series; Biology form and function.
Responsibility: producer, Barrie Whatley ; a production for the Open University [by] BBC-TV.

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Uses animation to detail the mechanisms controlling the operation of our nerves, providing a clearer understanding of the central nervous system and its intricate chemistry. Presents research on the central nervous system that has aided in the treatment of nervous disorders. Covers formation and propagation of Action Potentials, the action of voltage activate and ligand gated ion channels, the transmission of nerve signals across synapses, and the role of transmitters, agonists, antagonists, and second messengers. Describes the search for new drugs to treat nervous disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease, and for stroke prevention, depression, and anxiety. Demonstrates micro electrode techniques used in studying brain slices and patch clamp techniques used in studying single neurons.

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