Comprehensive exposé, by leading neuroscientists, of current knowledge on the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the cerebral cortex. All aspects of the subject are covered, from its most elementary, at the molecular and cellular levels, to its systemic and holistic implications, including its role in cognition and involvement in human diseases and therapeutics.
The twenty-two chapters are grouped under four main headings : I. Functional Morphology of the Acetylcholine Innervation in Cerebral Cortex (Including Hippocampus); II. Modes of Action of Acetylcholine in the Cerebral Cortex; III. Cortical Properties and Functions Modulated by Acetylcholine, and IV. Clinical, Pathological and Therapeutic Implications. This broad perspective updates the reader on recent advances and future trends in the study of a major neuromodulatory system in brain.
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- © Elsevier Science 2003
- 31st October 2003
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@from:R. Luján @qu:...this book will be illustrative not only to those entering the field of acetylcholine in the brain, but also has enormous reference value for neuroscientists, graduate students in neurobiology, medical students and clinicians. I would unreservedly recommend Acetylcholine in the Cerebral Cortex to all of them and to librarians alike. Reading the book was an enjoyable learning experience, which I am sure will be shared by all those interested in the cholinergic system. @source:Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
Departments of Pathology and Cellular Biology and of Physiology, Centre de Recherche en Science Neurologiques, Université de Montréal, QC, Canada
Anaesthesia Research Unit and Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada