Neurotransmitters, Drugs and Brain Function

Neurotransmitters, Drugs and Brain Function

Editor(s): R. A. Webster

Published Online: 26 APR 2002

Print ISBN: 9780471978190

Online ISBN: 9780470846575

DOI: 10.1002/0470846577

About this Book

Neurotransmitters, Drugs and Brain Function aims to link basic aspects of the activity of neurotransmitters at the receptor and synaptic level with their role in normal brain function, disease states, and drug action. Thus, the material considers to what extent our knowledge of the central synaptic action of certain drugs can explain their possible roles in the cause of diseases and in the modes of action of drugs effective in those conditions.

It offers a working explanation of drug and neurotransmitter action in CNS function, with a clear, comprehensive, and challenging style of writing. The authors review the chemical basis for drugs and the conditions they treat. It also, includes numerous illustrations and schematic diagrams.

Table of contents

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  1. Part A: Basic Aspects of Neurotransmitter Function

  2. Part B: Neurotransmitters and Synaptic Transmission

  3. Part C: Neurotransmitters in Drug Action and Disease States

  4. Part D: Neurotransmitters and Behaviour