CNS and Behavioural Pharmacology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080205410, 9781483157788

CNS and Behavioural Pharmacology

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Pharmacology

Editors: M. Airaksinen
eBook ISBN: 9781483157788
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 354
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Description

CNS and Behavioural Pharmacology is the third volume of the proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Pharmacology, organized by the Finnish Pharmacological Society and held in Helsinki, Finland, on July 20-25, 1975. Contributors focus on the findings concerning the central nervous system (CNS) and on the developments in behavioral pharmacology and related areas of research. This volume has 33 chapters divided into five sections. After discussing the application of psychopharmacology to the conservation of wild animals such as ungulates, this book turns its attention to alcohol dependence and the interactions between neurotransmitters and the hypothalamic releasing hormones. The reader is methodically introduced to the pharmacology of emotive behavior, with emphasis on drug effects in mental and emotional disorders as well as the action of psychotropic drugs on emotions, motivations, and social behavior of animals. The final section is devoted to the pharmacological aspects of the cerebrospinal fluid-transport system. This section covers topics such as the metabolism of biogenic amines in the human CNS; the importance of dopamine metabolism for the clinical effects and side effects of neuroleptics; and composite transport systems for organic acids and bases in choroid plexus. This book will be of interest to scientists representing all the major areas of pharmacology, including clinical pharmacology and toxicology, as well as to internists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and anesthesiologists.

Table of Contents


Contributors

Preface

Invited Lectures

Psychopharmacology and Conservation

Pituitary Peptides on Motivational, Learning and Memory Processes

Alcohol Dependence

Alcohol, Anaesthetics and Membranes

Brain Monoamines in Alcohol Selection and Dependence

Variables Affecting the Kinetics and Extent of Tolerance to and Physical Dependence on Ethanol

Genetics and the Pharmacology of Alcohol

Schedules of Ethanol Reinforcement

Physical Dependence and Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in man

Concluding Remarks

Interactions of Neurotransmitters and the Hypothalamic Releasing Hormones

Mapping and Relationship of Hypothalamic Neurotransmitters and Hypothalamic Hormones

Brain Catecholamines and ACTH Secretion: Studies on Brain Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase

Effects of Hypothalamic Peptides on the Brain

Brain Monoamines and the Control of Growth Hormone Secretion

Brain Neurotransmitters and the Secretion of the Gonadotropins and Gonadotropin Releasing Hormones

Neurohumoral Factors Controlling Gonadotropin Secretion

Pharmacology of Emotive Behavior

Pharmacology of Emotive Behavior

Effects of Drugs on Behavior Controlled by Noxious Stimuli

Emotional and Motivational Aspects of Drug taking Behavior of Animals

The Influence of Psychotropic Drugs upon Emotions

Experimental Study of the Action of Psychotropic Drugs on Emotions Motivations and Social Behavior of Animals

New Approaches to the Study of Anxiety and Anxiolytic Drugs in Animal

Animal Psychopharmacological Procedures: Predictive Value for Drug Effects in Mental and Emotional Disorders

Symposium on Pharmacology of Emotive Behavior-Closing Remarks

Pharmacological Aspects of CSF-Transport System

Metabolism of Biogenic Amines in the Central Nervous System of Man

Selective Effects of Psychoactive Drugs on Levels of Monoamine Metabolites and Prolactin in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Psychiatric Patients

Determination of Biogenic Amine Metabolites in Cerebrospinal Fluid by Mass Fragmentography — Methods and Biochemical Studies of Depressive Disorders

Significance of Lumbar CSF Metabolite Measurements in Affective Illness

Studies of CSF Amine Metabolites in Affective Illness and in Schizophrenia

Importance of the Dopamine Metabolism for the Clinical Effects and Side Effects of Neuroleptics

Tryptophan and Monoamine Metabolites in CSF in Hepatic Cirrhosis and Neurological Disorders

CSF Amine Metabolites in Various Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases

Ontogenic Aspects on the Elimination of Organic Acids from the CNS

Composite Transport Systems for Organic Acids and Bases in Choroid Plexus

Contents of Volumes 1—6

Subject Index


Details

No. of pages:
354
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1976
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483157788

About the Editor

M. Airaksinen