Prostacyclin and Its Receptors

  • Helen Wise
  • Robert L. Jones

About this book


In addition to its well known anti-platelet and hypotensive properties, prostacyclin activates neuronal receptors in the central, enteric and sensory nervous systems. This volume discusses the properties of prostacyclin receptors in the cardiovascular and nervous systems, as well as in cells involved in inflammatory reactions. The chemistry and pharmacology of prostacyclin mimetics are also explored, higlighting their therapeutic value.


Nervous System central nervous system chemistry pharmacology receptor

Authors and affiliations

  • Helen Wise
    • 1
  • Robert L. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.The Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong SAR, China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46308-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-46822-3
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