Chemical Architecture of the Nervous System

  • Abel Lajtha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Donald B. Tower
    Pages 1-24
  3. H. S. Bachelard
    Pages 25-31
  4. Williamina A. Himwich, Harish C. Agrawal
    Pages 33-52
  5. John J. Pisano
    Pages 53-74
  6. Samuel Bogoch
    Pages 75-92
  7. Blake W. Moore
    Pages 93-99
  8. D. A. Rappoport, R. R. Fritz, J. L. Myers
    Pages 101-119
  9. George Rouser, Akira Yamamoto
    Pages 121-169
  10. Lewis C. Mokrasch
    Pages 171-193
  11. R. Paoletti, E. Grossi-Paoletti, R. Fumagalli
    Pages 195-222
  12. Eric G. Brunngraber
    Pages 223-244
  13. Richard U. Margolis
    Pages 245-260
  14. Ole J. Rafaelsen, Bent Kofod
    Pages 261-271
  15. Jørgen Clausen
    Pages 273-300
  16. William Sacks
    Pages 301-324
  17. N. Seiler
    Pages 325-468
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 469-484

About this book


Life, either as we think of it in the abstract in its highest sense, or life, as we think of it in terms of a compact living organism, is obviously the result of complex interaction of all of the components of the organism. One could therefore question the advisability of separating out the nervous system for a special detailed study in our age of overspecialization. The main purpose of the present Handbook is not to fragment further our approach or under­ standing of living phenomena, but, on the contrary, to try to summarize and integrate as much of the available information and thinking on the nervous system as is possible in a limited space. It is difficult to think of an area of modern biology that is more exciting to study and that has greater impor­ tance for mankind, from any point of view, than the study of the brain and of the nervous system. The influence that understanding of brain function in biological terms can exert on our future is not generally understood in its full impact. Although our ignorance about even the most basic mechanisms in the nervous system is enormous, in recent years our knowledge has made most important advances, and as a consequence great masses of data have been accumulated.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Abel Lajtha
    • 1
  1. 1.New York State Research Institute for Neurochemistry and Drug AddictionNew YorkUSA

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