The Nervous System - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483227610, 9781483272955

The Nervous System

1st Edition

Autonomic Nervous System Drugs

Editors: Walter S. Root Frederick G. Hofmann
eBook ISBN: 9781483272955
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 552
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Physiological Pharmacology: A Comprehensive Treatise, Volume IV: The Nervous System — Part D: Autonomic Nervous System Drugs focuses on the effects of drugs on the nervous system, including how adrenergic drugs affect the heart and systemic circulation, metabolism, and adrenergic compounds.
The selection first offers information on the effects of adrenergic drugs on the heart and systemic circulation. Topics include actions of adrenergic drugs, possible drug actions on the heart, epinephrine and arterenol, and other sympathomimetic drugs. The book then examines the effects of adrenergic compounds on pulmonary circulation, including physiologic considerations and general considerations of adrenergic compounds.
The manuscript ponders on the effects of adrenergic agents on smooth muscles other than those of the vascular system and the effects of sympathomimetic amines and adrenergic blocking agents on metabolism. The book also touches on veratrum alkaloids and neurotoxins, as well as botulism, tetanus, therapeutic use, and chemistry of veratrum alkaloids.
The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in the effects of drugs on the nervous system.

Table of Contents

Contributors To Volume IV Foreword Contents Of Previous Volumes Part III: Adrenergic Drugs A. The Effects of Adrenergic Drugs on the Heart I. Introduction II. Possible Drug Actions on the Heart III. Actions of the Adrenergic Drugs IV. Summary and Conclusions References B. The Effects of Adrenergic Drugs on the Systemic Circulation I. Introduction II. Epinephrine and Arterenol III. Other Sympathomimetic Drugs References C. The Effects of the Adrenergic Compounds on the Pulmonary Circulation I. Introduction and Physiologic Considerations II. The Adrenergic Compounds: General Considerations References D. The Effects of Adrenergic Agents on Smooth Muscles Other Than Those of the Vascular System I. Introduction II. The Intestine III. Uterine Muscle IV. The Nictitating Membrane References E. The Effects of Sympathomimetic Amines and Adrenergic Blocking Agents on Metabolism I. Introduction II. Effects on Carbohydrate Metabolism III. Effects on Fat Metabolism IV. Effects on Oxygen Consumption V. Effects on Cations References Part IV: Adrenergic Blocking Drugs A. Blockade of α-Adrenergic Receptors I. Introduction II. Major Groups of α-Adrenergic Blocking Agents III. Responses of Various Effector Systems to α-Adrenergic Blockade IV. Therapeutic Use of α-Adrenergic Blockade References B. Blockade of β-Adrenergic Receptors I. Introduction II. Direct Effects of β-Receptor Blocking Compounds III. Specificity of β-Receptor Blockade IV. Effects of Catecholamines on Physiological Systems After β-Receptor Blockade V. The Antiarrhythmic Action of β-Receptor Blocking Compounds


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