Preclinical Psychopharmacology

Preclinical Psychopharmacology

1st Edition - January 1, 1985

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  • Editor: D.G. Grahame-Smith
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275338

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Psychopharmacology, Volume 2: Preclinical Psychopharmacology presents the mechanism of action of antidepressant drugs and neuroleptics. This book discusses the significance of the interaction between various neurotransmitter system in both biochemical and functional consequences of repeated drug administration. Organized into 12 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the effects of antidepressant drugs on norepinephrine metabolism. This text then discusses the different aspects of monoamine oxidase and its inhibitors. Other chapters consider the mechanism of action of lithium, which requires consideration of some of the general characteristics of periodic behavior. This book discusses as well the preclinical aspects of tranquilizers, particularly those dealing with benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepines acting through the benzodiazepine receptor. The final chapter deals with the various behavioral and electrophysiological effects of cocaine in animals, which presumably reflect both local anesthetic properties and action on monoamine mechanisms. This book is a valuable resource for neuropharmacologists and practicing psychiatrists.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    1. Antidepressants

    2. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor Antidepressants

    3. Lithium

    4. Tranquilizers

    5. Psychostimulants

    6. Neuroleptics

    7. Behavioral Teratology and Toxicology

    Drugs Of Abuse

    8. Opiates

    9. Hallucinogens: Phencyclidine

    10. Cannabis

    11. Alcohol

    12. Cocaine: Mechanisms Underlying Behavioral Effects

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 484
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 1985
  • Published: January 1, 1985
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275338

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D.G. Grahame-Smith

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