The Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacologyby Jack R. Cooper, Floyd E. Bloom, Robert H. Roth
This classic text gives a uniquely lucid and lively view of neurotransmitters, their role in nervous system function, and their involvement in the mechanisms of psychiatric drug action. For three decades it has served as an essential guide for students of neuroscience and psychopharmacology, residents in psychiatry and neurology, and clinicians and scientists. Both
This classic text gives a uniquely lucid and lively view of neurotransmitters, their role in nervous system function, and their involvement in the mechanisms of psychiatric drug action. For three decades it has served as an essential guide for students of neuroscience and psychopharmacology, residents in psychiatry and neurology, and clinicians and scientists. Both authoritative and very readable, it has been thoroughly updated for each edition. In the Eighth Edition more space is devoted to clinical examples, subclasses of receptors that provide targets for new drugs, molecular genetics, the major problem of drug delivery to the brain, and the growing recognition of nicotinic receptors in the brain and their possible involvement in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. In addition, the book's format has been enlarged and a second color added to many of the illustrations.
Description: This is the eighth edition of an outstanding book covering the basics of neurotransmitters, receptors, neurochemical brain systems, and drug action in psychiatric illness. Written and edited by internationally recognized experts in the field, this book continues to be an enormous contribution to education in the neurosciences.
Purpose: The purpose is to present introductory and basic knowledge in neuropharmacology in a clear and concise guide. The editors and chapter authors have continued to succeed in their goal.
Audience: The intended audience is students in medicine, neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology, and residents in psychiatry and neurology. Clinical psychiatrists and neurologists who need to update their knowedge of neuroscience and desire to understand this rapidly growing field, would benefit from reading this book.
Features: The book features 405 pages divided into 13 chapters. The book features coverage of cellular and molecular foundations, receptors, synaptic physiology, the various monoamine systems, neuropeptides, and expanded coverage of cellular mechanisms of learning and memory and the treatment of neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Each chapter ends with useful and up-to-date selected references and there is a helpful index at the back of the book.
Assessment: This valuable book is a standard in neuroscience education and should be part of anyone's essential reading who is interested In the brain and behavior.
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