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Neurotransmitter Interactions and Cognitive Function

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 837)

Also part of the Neuroscience and Respiration book sub series (NR, volume 837)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Krystyna Szymańska, Katarzyna Kuśmierska, Urszula Demkow
    Pages 1-8
  3. Monika Bialkowska, Dominika Zajac, Andrea Mazzatenta, Camillo Di Giulio, Mieczyslaw Pokorski
    Pages 9-17
  4. R. Ruffini, C. Di Giulio, V. Verratti, M. Pokorski, G. Fanò-Illic, A. Mazzatenta
    Pages 19-22
  5. Patricia Giuliani, Patrizia Ballerini, Silvana Buccella, Renata Ciccarelli, Michel P. Rathbone, Silvia Romano et al.
    Pages 23-33
  6. Andrea Mazzatenta, Mieczyslaw Pokorski, Danilo Montinaro, Camillo Di Giulio
    Pages 35-39
  7. Mieczysław Pokorski, Sandra Klimańska
    Pages 41-47
  8. R. Suslo, J. Trnka, J. Siewiera, J. Drobnik
    Pages 49-56
  9. D. Kurpas, B. Mroczek, J. Brodowski, M. Urban, A. Nitsch-Osuch
    Pages 57-66
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 67-67

About this book


A host of neurotransmitters and neuroactive substances underlies respiratory regulation in health and disease. The centerpiece of investigations regarding adaptation to hypoxia and sensorial perception has been the dopaminergic system. It is now clear that a complex interaction among various neuroactive substances, rather than a single one, forms the basis of respiratory changes. The research on neurotransmitter interactions provides the knowledge of how the brain functions and a new level of understanding of mind-to-body connection, which opens up avenues for novel therapeutic interventions.


Adaptation to disease Anesthesiology complication Apoptosis Biogenic amines Central nervous system Chronic care model Cognitive functioning Dopaminergic system Extreme environment Hypoxic ventilatory response Monoaminooxidase Neurodegeneration Oxygen depletion Prophylaxis Substantia nigra Tetrahydrobiopterin

Editors and affiliations

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyOpole UniversityPoland

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