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Mechanisms of Drug Action on the Nervous System

Mechanisms of Drug Action on the Nervous System

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Texts in Physiological Sciences

  • Date Published: June 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521274371

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  • Drugs affecting the nerves and the brain are among the most commonly used in contemporary medicine. This study examines the mechanisms by which such substances cause their therapeutic or undesirable side-effects in relation to underlying processes and pathological phenomena. The book fills the information gap between large textbooks and highly specialized reviews and monographs. Mechanisms of drug actions are examined mainly at the cellular and subcellular levels. Molecular, neurochemical and electrophysiological approaches are used in an attempt to provide a rational study of drugs acting on the nervous system.

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    "...an excellent introductory monograph on the subject and is worth recommending to the intended readership, namely, preclinical medical students and undergraduates in other sciences." Dilip V. Jeste, American Journal of Psychiatry

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521274371
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.342kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the second edition
    Preface to the first edition
    List of abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    2. Techniques
    Part I. Peripheral Nervous System:
    3. Neuromuscular junction
    4. Autonomic nervous system
    Part II. Central Nervous System:
    5. Central neurotransmitters and neuromodulators
    6. The blood-brain barrier
    7. General anaesthetics
    8. Pain and analgesia
    9. Drug interactions with inhibitory amino acids
    10. Drugs used in schizophrenia
    11. Affective and manic depression
    12. Disorders associated with defined brain lesions
    Selected reading
    Index.

  • Author

    R. W. Ryall

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