CNS and Behavioural Pharmacology

CNS and Behavioural Pharmacology

Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Pharmacology

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Editor: M. Airaksinen
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157788

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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


    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

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  • No. of pages: 354
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157788

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