Neuropeptides

  • Anthony J. Harmar
Conference paper
Part of the Basic and Clinical Aspects of Neuroscience book series (BASIC, volume 2)

Abstract

Since the early 1970s, it has become clear that in addition to the “classical” neurotransmitters, many small peptides are present in nervous tissue (Fig. 1) and neurotransmitter or neuromodulator roles have been proposed for several of them [2, 7].

Keywords

Morphine Polypeptide Noradrenaline Alkaloid Statin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony J. Harmar
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  1. 1.MRC Brain Metabolism UnitUniversity Department of PharmacologyEdinburghUK

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