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Disturbances of synaptic transmission

  • M. J. Eadie
  • J. H. Tyrer
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Abstract

There appears to be more variety in the chemical substances involved in synaptic transmission than in those involved in any other single stage of neuro-physiological activity. This fact is utilized in clinical neuropharmacology, where an attempt is made to alter specific aspects of neural function selectively by pharmacological manipulation of individual neurotransmitters. Unlike the disorders so far considered in this book, disorders of neurotransmitter function all appear to be consequences of other disease processes. The natures of the primary disease processes are usually poorly understood. In general, disorders of synaptic transmission are more frequent and more important clinically than most of the disorders of other neurochemical mechanisms so far dealt with in this book.

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  • M. J. Eadie
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  • J. H. Tyrer
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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