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Mechanisms of Drug Action on the Nervous System By R. W. Ryall

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Mechanisms of Drug Action on the Nervous System by R. W. Ryall

Drugs affecting the nerves and the brain are among the most commonly used in contemporary medicine. This book examines the mechanism by which such substances cause their therapeutic effects or undesirable side-effects, in relation to underlying physiological and pathological processes. This new edition has been extensively revised and reorganised; the section on the autonomic system has been greatly expanded. Other changes reflect the significant advances in our understanding of drug action in the peripheral and central nervous systems which have arisen through the application of new electrophysiological and computer techniques. The volume summarises the explosion of information concerning endogenous opioids, other peptides, the benzodiazepines and their receptors. Later chapters deal with the activity and role of drugs in a number of disorders including epilepsy, schizophrenia and depression. This textbook is suitable for undergraduates in pre-clinical medical sciences, pharmaceutical and natural sciences; and for post-graduates and trainees in neuroscience, psychiatry and anaesthesia.

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Mechanisms of Drug Action on the Nervous System Reviews


'In short, a good introductory text in neuropharmacology.' Pharmaceutical Journal
'This is an excellent book which fills an important gap.' British Book News
'Most students will find it an excellent aid to their lecture course ... This first text deserves to be recommended to a wide range of students.' Trends in Pharmacological Sciences

Table of Contents


Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Techniques; Part I. Peripheral Nervous System: 3. Neuromuscular junction; 4. Autonomic nervous system; Part II. Central Nervous System: 5. Central neurotransmitters and neuromodulators; 6. The blood-brain barrier; 7. General anaesthetics; 8. Pain and analgesia; 9. Drug interactions with inhibitory amino acids; 10. Drugs used in schizophrenia; 11. Affective and manic depression; 12. Disorders associated with defined brain lesions; Selected reading; Index.

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Mechanisms of Drug Action on the Nervous System by R. W. Ryall
R. W. Ryall
Cambridge Texts in Physiological Sciences
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1989-05-25
256
0521274370
9780521274371
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