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Neurotransmitters, drugs, and brain function

Author: R A Webster
Publisher: Chichester ; New York : Wiley, ©2001.
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Linking the basic aspects of neurotransmitters at the receptor and synaptic level with their role in normal brain function, disease states and drug action, this text reviews the chemical basis for drugs and the conditions they treat.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Neurotransmitters, drugs, and brain function.
Chichester ; New York : Wiley, ©2001
(OCoLC)606590709
Online version:
Neurotransmitters, drugs, and brain function.
Chichester ; New York : Wiley, ©2001
(OCoLC)607839702
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R A Webster
ISBN: 0471978191 9780471978190
OCLC Number: 46565987
Description: 534 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: List of contributors --
Preface --
section A. Basic aspects of neurotransmitter function --
1. Neurotransmitter systems and function : overview / R.A. Webster --
2. Control of neuronal activity / D.A. Brown --
3. Neurotransmitter receptors / A.J. Gibb --
4. Neurotransmitter release / S.C. Stanford --
section B. Neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission --
5. Basic pharmacology and drug effects on neurotransmitter function / R.A. Webster --
6. Acetylcholine / R.A. Webster --
7. Dopamine / R.A. Webster --
8. Noradrenaline / S.C. Stanford --
9. 5-hydroxytryptamine / S.C. Stanford --
10. Amino acids : excitatory / A.H. Dickenson --
11. Amino acids : inhibitory / M. Farrant --
12. Peptides / A.H. Dickenson --
13. Other transmitters and mediators / R.A. Webster --
section C. Neurotransmitters in drug action and disease states --
14. Study and manipulation of neurotransmitter function in humans / R.A. Webster --
15. Disease of the basal ganglia / R.A. Webster --
16. The epilepsies / R.A. Webster --
17. Schizophrenia / R.A. Webster --
18. Alzheimer's disease / R.A. Webster --
19. Anxiety / S.C. Stanford --
20. Depression / S.C. Stanford --
21. Pain and analgesia / A.H. Dickenson --
section D. neurotransmitters and behaviour --
22. Sleep and waking / R.A. Webster, S.C. Stanford --
23. Drug dependence and abuse / A.H. Dickenson --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by R.A. Webster.
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