Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology

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Oxford University Press, Dec 12, 2008 - Medical - 576 pages
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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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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
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

9 Histamine
238
10 Neuropeptides
254
11 Purinergic Pharmacology
269
12 Other Interneuronal Signals
277
Principles of Central Nervous System Drug Development
293
14 Antidepressants and Anxiolytics
306
23 Psychedelics
482
24 Cannabis
490
25 Alcohol
503
26 Nicotine
519
Index
533
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