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Highly Selective Neurotoxins

Basic and Clinical Applications

  • Richard M. Kostrzewa

Part of the Contemporary Neuroscience book series (CNEURO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. C. LeRoy Blank, Russell J. Lewis, Roland E. Lehr
    Pages 1-18
  3. Michael J. Zigmond, Kristen A. Keefe
    Pages 75-107
  4. Guillermo Jaim-Etcheverry
    Pages 131-140
  5. Joyce E. Royland, J. William Langston
    Pages 141-194
  6. Cornelis J. Van der Schyf, Etsuko Usuki, Susan M. Pond, Neal Castagnoli Jr.
    Pages 195-210
  7. R. Lew, J. E. Malberg, George A. Ricuarte, Lewis S. Seiden
    Pages 235-268
  8. Tahereh Tabatabaie, Glenn Dryhurst
    Pages 269-291
  9. Thomas J. Walsh, Pamela E. Potter
    Pages 313-327
  10. Ewa M. Urbanska, Andrzej Dekundy, Zdzislaw Kleinrok, Waldemar A. Turski, Stanislaw J. Czuczwar
    Pages 329-354
  11. Sunita Rajdev, Frank R. Sharp
    Pages 355-384
  12. Arpad Szallasi
    Pages 385-398
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 399-404

About this book


In Highly Selective Neurotoxins, experienced experimentalists critically review and evaluate the most common and important neurotoxins used today to precisely destroy selected neurons. Each informative chapter thoroughly describes the significant mechanisms of action of a neurotoxin, as well as fully discussing the limits on its use and its clinical applicability. Several clinically oriented chapters are significant for neurologists treating Parkinsonism, for psychiatrists treating drug abuse and neurodegenerative disorders, and for primary care physicians treating patients with appetite suppressants.

Highly Selective Neurotoxins provides all the basic knowledge needed to obtain a predictable experimental outcome with these neurotoxins. Its authoritative coverage of the newest findings on experimentally important neurotoxins makes their proper use and their limitations clear and practical from both experimental and theoretical points of view.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard M. Kostrzewa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyQuillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State UniversityJohnson CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Highly Selective Neurotoxins
  • Book Subtitle Basic and Clinical Applications
  • Editors Richard Kostrzewa
  • Series Title Contemporary Neuroscience
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-465-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-047-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-477-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 404
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
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