Excitation and Inhibition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444998729, 9781483163932

Excitation and Inhibition

1st Edition

Synaptic Morphology

Authors: Koji Uchizono
eBook ISBN: 9781483163932
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 224
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Excitation and Inhibition: Synaptic Morphology proposes the S-F hypothesis that emphasizes the relationship between structure and function of synapses.

This book begins with an introduction to the notion of inhibition in the physiology of the nervous system and history of “synapse”, followed by a discussion on the development of concept and morphological correlates of excitation and inhibition in relation to the S-F hypothesis. The mechanism of synaptic excitation and inhibition, physiological classification of neurons, and release mechanism of transmitters are also elaborated.

This text describes the synaptic vesicles as a basis of transmitter, membrane recycle, transmission in the sympathetic ganglion, and transmitter substance. The criticism of S-F hypothesis, which deliberates the skeptical investigations of specialists regarding the simplicity and immaturity of the S-F hypothesis of synaptic morphology are provided at the end.

This publication is beneficial to medical students and practitioners aiming to acquire knowledge of the physiology of synapses.

Table of Contents

Discussion on the Differentiation of Excitation and Inhibition

1. Introduction

2. Development Of Concept Of Excitation And Inhibition

3. S-F Hypothesis: Morphological Correlates Of Excitation And Inhibition

4. Mechanism Of Synaptic Excitation

5. Mechanism Of Inhibition

6. Physiological Classification Of Neurons

7. The Release Mechanism Of Transmitters

8. Synaptic Vesicles As A Basis Of Transmitter

9. Membrane Recycle

10. Transmission In The Sympathetic Ganglion

11. Transmitter Substance

12. Criticism Of S-F Hypothesis

Electron Micrographs Indicative of Synaptic Differentiation in Various Parts of the Central Nervous System


Authors Index

Subjects Index


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