This volume is complementary to two earlier volumes in the series, Volumes 4 and 9.
An excellent group of authors, each expert in their respective areas, address the diversity of neuropeptides and their receptors and have produced an excellent and well-illustrated state-of-the-art report.
The number of putative transmitters in the central nervous system has increased dramatically during the last two decades. Extensive mapping studies on these compounds have been carried out in adult brain, especially in the rat. This present volume gives a detailed description of various stages, and comprehensive overviews of the development/ontogenetic profiles of many of these compounds.
These well-organized chapters will help utilize and deal with the abundant knowledge on this topic as well as to incorporate this knowledge for future advances.