Introduction to Neuropharmacology

Introduction to Neuropharmacology

1st Edition - January 30, 1989

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  • Author: Philip B. Bradley
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183688

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Introduction to Neuropharmacology presents the action of drugs as it relates to nervous system. It discusses the purposes into which drugs are use (e.g. as contraceptives and anti-riot agents). It addresses the differences between physiology and pharmacology. Some of the topics covered in the book are the factors affecting responses to drugs; properties of drugs; the kinetics of drug-receptor interactions; dose-response relationship; the principles of synaptic transmission; criteria for synaptic transmitters; somatic motor system; drugs affecting neuromuscular transmission; and drugs which act post-synaptically. The venoms and toxins that affect neuromuscular transmission are covered. The subdivisions of the autonomic nervous system are discussed. The text describes the autonomic ganglion stimulants. A study of the drugs mimicking parasympathetic stimulation is presented. A chapter is devoted to the drugs with antagonist actions on adrenoceptors. Another section focuses on the clinical uses of local anaesthetic drugs and the neurotransmitters in the central nervous system. The book can provide useful information to dentists, doctors, pharmacists, neurologists, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Part 1 General Principles

    1 Characteristics of Drug Action

    2 Factors Affecting Responses to Drugs

    3 The Principles of Synaptic Transmission

    Part 2 The Peripheral Nervous System

    4 The Somatic Motor System

    5 Drugs Affecting Neuromuscular Transmission

    6 The Autonomic Nervous System

    7 Drugs Affecting the Parasympathetic System

    8 Drugs Affecting the Sympathetic System

    9 Drugs with Non-Synaptic Actions

    Part 3 The Central Nervous System

    10 Synaptic Transmission in the Central Nervous System

    11 Anesthetics, Hypnotics and Sedatives

    12 Neuroleptic Drugs

    13 Anti-Anxiety Drugs

    14 Anticonvulsant Drugs

    15 Analgesic Drugs

    16 Central Stimulant Drugs

    17 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Affective Disorders

    18 Psychotomimetic Drugs and Drugs of Abuse

    19 Drugs Used in the Treatment of Neurological Disorders

    20 Miscellaneous Centrally Acting Drugs

    References to Sources of Illustrations

    Further Reading


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  • No. of pages: 362
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1989
  • Published: January 30, 1989
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183688

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