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Cognitive Enhancing Drugs : Milestones in Drug Therapy - Jerry J. Buccafusco

Cognitive Enhancing Drugs

Milestones in Drug Therapy

By: Jerry J. Buccafusco (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th December 2003
ISBN: 9783764369828
Number Of Pages: 203

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During the past decade research into the pharmacology of cognition, particularly regarding learning and memory, has supported the concept that many potential neural targets exist for the development of cognitive-enhancing drugs. Whereas the main impetus for this research has been the ever growing population of individuals with dementing disorders such as Alzheimer`s disease, attention is also being focused on issues relating to cognitive impairment associated with "normal" aging. This book is useful as a source of information for making informed decisions regarding the relative utility and attributes of the various neural targets that have been studied to date.

"Overall I found it a well organised text, most informative and the sort of book that I am sure I will go back to, time again, dipping in to extract those little snippets of information so difficult to track down from other sources."


The cholinergic hypothesis - past and present
Drugs that target cholinesterases
Drugs that target muscarinic cholinergic receptors
Rationale and prospects for drugs that target nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
Drugs that target catechoaminergic receptors
Drugs that target serotonergic receptors
Drugs that target amino acid receptors
Drugs that target histaminergic receptors
Peptide and steroid hormone receptors as drug targets for enhancement of learning and memory performance
Natural products as cognition enhancing agents
Drugs with multiple CNS targets
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ISBN: 9783764369828
ISBN-10: 3764369825
Series: Milestones in Drug Therapy
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 203
Published: 17th December 2003
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64