ISBN-10:
0195380533
ISBN-13:
9780195380538
Pub. Date:
12/12/2008
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology

Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology

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Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology

Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology expands on the molecular and cellular foundations of the classic Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology, Eighth Edition (Cooper, Bloom, and Roth) by now including the behavioral methods used to study psychoactive drugs in experimental animals and in humans. Authored by four founders of modern neuroscience, this concise and comprehensive text covers the current series of medications used to treat diseases of the brain and nervous system—both psychiatric and neurologic—as well as legal and illegal recreational drugs and the neuroscientific information that explains how these medications act on the brain from the molecular to the clinical level. The text ranges from drugs that affect the mood and behavior to hypnotics, narcotics, anticonvulsants, and analgesics.

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ISBN-13: 9780195380538
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/12/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 275,605
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology 3

2 Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Neuropsychopharmacology 6

3 Principles and Methods of Behavioral Pharmacology 29

4 Receptors 58

5 Amino Acid Neurotransmitters 85

6 Acetylcholine 128

7 Catecholamines 150

8 Serotonin 214

9 Histamine 238

10 Neuropeptides 254

11 Purinergic Pharmacology 269

12 Other Interneruronal Signals 277

13 Treatments for Neurological or Psychiatric Disorders: Principles of Central Nervous System Drug Development 293

14 Antidepressants and Anxiolytics 306

15 Antipsychotics 336

16 Cognitive Disorders 355

17 Movement Disorders 389

18 Pain 405

19 Epilepsy 416

20 Recreational Psychoactive Drugs 424

21 Psychostimulants 447

22 Heroin and Other Opiates 473

23 Psychedelics 482

24 Cannabis 490

25 Alcohol 503

26 Nicotine 519

Index 533

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