The Nervous System - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483227719, 9781483275833

The Nervous System

1st Edition

Central Nervous System Drugs

Editors: Walter S. Root Frederick G. Hofmann
eBook ISBN: 9781483275833
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 502
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Physiological Pharmacology: A Comprehensive Treatise, Volume II: The Nervous System — Part B, Central Nervous System Drugs focuses on the effects of drugs on the functions of the central nervous system.
The selection first offers information on depressant and anticonvulsant drugs. Topics include neurophysiological substrate of drug action; pharmacological properties of selected muscle relaxants; anticonvulsants and their mechanisms; and definitive seizure mechanisms. The book also takes a look at antitussive drugs and psychic energizers and antidepressant drugs.
The publication examines emetic and antiemetic drugs, as well as neural mechanisms of emesis, emetic syndromes and agents, and antiemetic agents. The text also reviews the effects of drugs on the eyes and synoptic transmission in the central nervous system. Discussions focus on the effect of drugs used in the therapy of ocular disease; undesirable eye effects of ophthalmic and other drugs; and chemical transmitters in the central nervous system.
The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in the effects of drugs on the central nervous system.

Table of Contents

Contributors Foreword to Volume I Preface Contents Of Volume III I. Depressant Drugs (Continued) G. Relaxants of Skeletal Muscle I. Introduction II. Neurophysiological Substrate of Drug Action III. Pharmacological Properties of Selected Muscle Relaxants IV. Comments on Therapeutic Usefulness References H. Anticonvulsant Drugs I. Introduction II. Clinical and Experimental Seizures III. Anticonvulsants and Their Mechanisms IV. Definitive Seizure Mechanisms References I. Antitussive Drugs I. General Considerations II. The Pathophysiology of Cough III. Pharmacodynamic Characteristics of Antitussives IV. Concluding Remarks Appendix: Method of Searching for Agents Having Selective Effects on Active Expiratory Processes References II. Psychic Energizers and Antîdepressant Drugs I. Introduction II. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors III. Iminodibenzyl Derivatives IV. The Physiological and Pharmacological Basis of the Clinical Treatment of Depressions References III. Emetic and Antiemetic Drugs I. Introduction II. Neural Mechanism of Emesis III. Emetic Agents IV. Emetic Syndromes V. Antiemetic Agents References IV. The Effects of Drugs upon the Eye I. Unique Ophthalmic Factors II. The Effect of Drugs Used in the Therapy of Ocular Disease III. Undesirable Eye Effects of Ophthalmic and Other Drugs IV. Undesirable Systemic Effects of Ophthalmic Drugs References V. Synoptic Transmission in the Central Nervous System I. Introduction II. The Structure of Central Synapses III. The Electrophysiology of Synapses IV. Chemical Transmitters in the Central N


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