Metabolic Reactions in the Nervous System

  • Abel Lajtha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Robert Balázs
    Pages 1-36
  3. R. V. Coxon
    Pages 37-52
  4. Cyril L. Moore, Paula M. Strasberg
    Pages 53-85
  5. Stephen R. Cohen
    Pages 87-131
  6. N. Marks
    Pages 133-171
  7. Harold J. Strecker
    Pages 173-207
  8. Gordon Guroff, Walter Lovenberg
    Pages 209-223
  9. M. K. Gaitonde
    Pages 225-287
  10. Claude F. Baxter
    Pages 289-353
  11. C. J. van den Berg
    Pages 355-379
  12. M. H. Aprison, Robert A. Davidoff, Robert Werman
    Pages 381-397
  13. Norman S. Radin
    Pages 415-424
  14. Lars Svennerholm
    Pages 425-452
  15. Abraham Rosenberg
    Pages 453-466
  16. R. J. Rossiter, K. P. Strickland
    Pages 467-489
  17. J. N. Hawthorne, M. Kai
    Pages 491-508
  18. Maurice M. Rapport
    Pages 509-524
  19. Amedeo F. D’Adamo Jr.
    Pages 525-546
  20. Alan N. Davison
    Pages 547-560
  21. Francis N. LeBaron
    Pages 561-573
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 575-590

About this book


When the projected volumes of the Handbook are completed, most of our current knowledge of the biochemistry of nervous systems will have been touched upon. A number of the chapters will have dealt with the correlations of the biochemical findings with morphological and physio­ logical parameters as well. Considering the abysmal lack of such attempts, even in the recent past, this is a sign of great progress. If the reader's eventual goal is to derive the "laws" that relate various aspects of animal and human behavior to underlying physiological and biochemical function, these admirable volumes will help him to establish a firm biochemical base from which to operate. It is certain that the future approaches to the various problems of the information-processing functions of the nervous system will require an integrated understanding of the essence of all of the scientific disciplines which are grouped under the general name of neuro­ biology. The rich feast of information offered up in this Handbook will enable those in the non-chemical disciplines to pick and choose those areas of chemical information pertinent to their immediate interests. Similar types of compendia by physiologists, anatomists, cyberneticists, and psychologists have been helpful to chemists and continue to be so.


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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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