Brain Monoaminergic Neurons: Distribution and Function in Relation to Regulation of Autonomic, Neuroendocrine and Immune Systems

  • Ray W. Fuller
Part of the Topics in the Neurosciences book series (TNSC, volume 2)

Abstract

Four monoamines—dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine and serotonin—are present in neurons in several brain regions known or believed to be involved in the regulation of autonomic, endocrine and immune function. Various lines of evidence implicate these monoamines in such regulation. Some current antihypertensive drugs act through central noradrenergic pathways, and the possibility exists for therapeutic intervention in other cardiovascular, endocrine or immune diseases by pharmacologic modification of central monoaminergic function.

Keywords

Norepinephrine Fluoxetine Amphetamine Clonidine Dopa 

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  • Ray W. Fuller
    • 1
  1. 1.Lilly Research LaboratoriesEli Lilly and CompanyIndianapolisUSA

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