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Mechanisms of Drug Action on the Nervous System : Cambridge Texts in Physiological Sciences - R. W. Ryall

Mechanisms of Drug Action on the Nervous System

Cambridge Texts in Physiological Sciences

Paperback Published: 24th July 1989
ISBN: 9780521274371
Number Of Pages: 256

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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.

'In short, a good introductory text in neuropharmacology.' Pharmaceutical Journal 'This is an excellent book which fills an important gap.' British Book News 'Most students will find it an excellent aid to their lecture course ... This first text deserves to be recommended to a wide range of students.' Trends in Pharmacological Sciences

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Techniques
Peripheral Nervous System
Neuromuscular junction
Autonomic nervous system
Central Nervous System
Central neurotransmitters and neuromodulators
The blood-brain barrier
General anaesthetics
Pain and analgesia
Drug interactions with inhibitory amino acids
Drugs used in schizophrenia
Affective and manic depression
Disorders associated with defined brain lesions
Selected reading
Index
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ISBN: 9780521274371
ISBN-10: 0521274370
Series: Cambridge Texts in Physiological Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 24th July 1989
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised