Neurotransmitters and Drugs

  • Zygmunt L. Kruk
  • Christopher J. Pycock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Zygmunt L. Kruk, Christopher J. Pycock
    Pages 1-27
  3. Zygmunt L. Kruk, Christopher J. Pycock
    Pages 28-49
  4. Zygmunt L. Kruk, Christopher J. Pycock
    Pages 50-86
  5. Zygmunt L. Kruk, Christopher J. Pycock
    Pages 87-115
  6. Zygmunt L. Kruk, Christopher J. Pycock
    Pages 116-132
  7. Zygmunt L. Kruk, Christopher J. Pycock
    Pages 133-141
  8. Zygmunt L. Kruk, Christopher J. Pycock
    Pages 142-158
  9. Zygmunt L. Kruk, Christopher J. Pycock
    Pages 159-168
  10. Zygmunt L. Kruk, Christopher J. Pycock
    Pages 169-195
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 197-204

About this book

Introduction

This book is intended for students of medicine, pharmacy and other biological disciplines, who want to have a working knowledge of the mechanisms of action, uses and adverse effects of drugs which modify the activity of neurotransmitters in the peripheral and central nervous systems. It is suitable for undergraduates and for post-graduates on taught higher degree courses and diplomas. New information and concepts have been incorporated into the text as appropriate, and references have been updated. Excitatoryand inhibitory amino acids are considered in two chapters, and the last chapter of the first two editions (which considered drugs which do not interact selectively with neurotransmitters) has been subsumed into other sections. The third edition follows the tried format of previous editions. Following a chapter which introduces the biology and pharmacology of neurotransmission, subsequent chapters deal with synthesis, storage, release, receptors and inactivation of individual neurotransmitters, together with a consideration of therapeutic uses and mechanisms of adverse effects.

Keywords

CNS GABA dopamine drug nervous system neuropeptides neurotransmitter opioid research

Authors and affiliations

  • Zygmunt L. Kruk
    • 1
  • Christopher J. Pycock
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology Queen Mary and Westfield CollegeUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.Derriford HospitalPlymouthUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-3134-6
  • Copyright Information Zygmunt L. Kruk and Christopher J. Pycock 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-36110-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3134-6
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