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Neurosciences Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125125048, 9781483218830

Neurosciences Research

1st Edition

Volume 4

Editors: S Ehrenpreis Othmar C. Solnitzky
eBook ISBN: 9781483218830
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 312
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Neuroscience Research, Volume 4 covers papers on a varied group of studies, ranging from synaptic transmission and local anesthetic action to the immobility reflex ("animal hypnosis") and control of food intake. The book presents papers on the mechanisms of synaptic transmission; the acetylcholine system and neural development; and the site of action and active form of local anesthetics. The text also includes papers on biological rhythms and their control in neurobehavioral perspective; neurophysiologic studies of the immobility reflex ("animal hypnosis" and the hepatic receptors and the neurophysiological mechanisms controlling feeding behavior. Neuroscientists, physiologists, and psychiatrists will find the book useful.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors


Contents of Previous Volumes

Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission

I. Introduction

II. Chemical Transmission: Ion Permeability Mechanisms

III. Electrical Transmission

IV. Chemical Transmission: Activation of Metabolic Systems

V. General Conclusions


Acetylcholine System and Neural Development

I. Introduction

II. Neuromuscular Correlations as a Model for Studying the Acetylcholine System

III. Nervous Structures Arising from the Olfactory and Acoustic Placodes

IV. Spinal and Sympathetic Ganglia

V. Optic Centers

VI. Other Central Structures of the Developing Nervous System

VII. The Intramural Nervous Supply in the Alimentary Tract

VIII. Tentative Interpretation of the Functions of the Acetylcholine System in Developing Nervous Structures

IX. Concluding Remarks


Site of Action and Active Form of Local Anesthetics

I. Introduction

II. Historical Review

III. Methods

vi Contents

IV. Results

V. Discussion

VI. Interpretation of the Existing Data in Literature


Biological Rhythms and Their Control in Neurobehavioral Perspective

I. Introduction

II. Neurosciences Aspects

III. Spectrum of Frequencies

IV. The Circadian Frequency

V. Models for Biological Rhythms

VI. Appendix: On the Statistical Analysis of Biological Rhythms

VII. Summary


Neurophysiologic Studies of the Immobility Reflex ("Animal Hypnosis")

I. The Phenomenon

II. Hypotheses Concerning Mechanisms

III. Scientific Significance

IV. Future Research

V. Summary


Hepatic Receptors and the Neurophysiological Mechanisms Controlling Feeding Behavior


I. Regions of the CNS Involved in the Control of Feeding

II. Hypotheses about the Control of Feeding Behavior

III. The Hepatic Glucoreceptors

IV. A Theoretical Account of Food Intake Control and Weight Constancy

V. Summary


Author Index

Subject Index


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Othmar C. Solnitzky

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