The Cholinergic Synapse

  • Victor P. Whittaker

Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 86)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Model Cholinergic Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. P. Whittaker
      Pages 3-22
    3. V. P. Whittaker, D. W. Schmid
      Pages 23-39
    4. G. R. Pilar, D. A. Johnson
      Pages 41-54
  3. Biology of the Cholinergic Synapse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. K. Wächtler
      Pages 57-80
  4. Molecular Components of the Cholinergic System

  5. Cellular Organization of the Cholinergic System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. H. Zimmermann
      Pages 349-382
    3. P. J. Richardson
      Pages 383-397
    4. M. Tytell, H. Stadler
      Pages 399-407
    5. V. P. Whittaker, E. Borroni
      Pages 447-463
    6. V. P. Whittaker
      Pages 465-477
    7. D. V. Agoston
      Pages 479-533
  6. Peripheral Cholinergic Synapses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 535-535
    2. M. E. Kriebel
      Pages 537-566
    3. W.-D. Krenz
      Pages 567-579
  7. Central Cholinergic Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 597-597
    2. E. G. McGeer, P. L. McGeer
      Pages 615-631
  8. Neuropathology of Cholinergic Transmission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 663-663
    2. E. Giacobini
      Pages 665-695
    3. A. N. Davison
      Pages 725-743
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 745-764

About this book


One of the most impressive works of scholarship in the field of experimental pharmacology has been the Heffter-Heubner Handbuch der experimentellen Pharmakologie, internationalized some years ago under the title Handbook 0/ Experimental Pharmacology and kept up to date by a series of numbered Ergiin­ zungswerke or supplementary volumes which have now replaced in importance the original Handbuch. These volumes constitute a valuable and continuously up­ dated multi author review series of topics important in modern pharmacology and allied sciences. The Editorial Board of the Handbook invited me 2 years ago to undertake, as subeditor, the preparation of a new volume entitled The Cholinergic Synapse. A previous volume in this series, vol. 15, Cholinesterases and Anticholinesterase Agents, edited by GEORGE KOELLE, was published in 1963 and was far wider in scope than its title suggested: it was, in fact an authoritative summing up of the whole subject of cholinergic function and still has some value today as an account of the state of the art as it was at that time. Since then another excellent review, of a specific cholinergic synapse, has appeared in this series: this was vol. 42, Neuromuscular Junction, edited by ELEANOR ZAIMIS and published in 1976. A third volume, vol. 53, Pharmacology o/Ganglionic Transmission, which appeared in 1980 and was edited by D. A. KHARKEVICH, includes important aspects of autonomic cholinergic function.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Victor P. Whittaker
    • 1
  1. 1.Arbeitsgruppe NeurochemieMax-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische ChemieGöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73222-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73220-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-2004
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-0325
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