Progress in Neuropharmacology and Neurotoxicology of Pesticides and Drugs

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D. Beadle
SCI, Jan 1, 1999 - Medical - 217 pages
Knowledge of the invertebrate nervous system and target sites for both pesticides and drugs within it has advanced greatly during the last decade. It is hoped that increased communication between invertebrate neurobiology scientists and those working on its practical applications in pest control, for example, will lead to a more rational approach to the design of pesticides and a better understanding of resistance. This unique book presents the latest research in this area, as well as discussing the nervous system as a potential target for drugs. Encompassing ion channels and receptors, molecular neuroscience, natural products and neurotoxicity, Progress in Neuropharmacology and Neurotoxicology of Pesticides and Drugs brings together pesticide scientists from industry with academic neuroscientists. Leading international experts in the field contribute their findings on serotonin, acetylcholine and GABA receptors, and sodium and calcium channels, as well as innovative items on animal toxins and the neurotoxicity of pesticides. This book is essential reading for anyone wishing to discover the most recent developments in this field, whether as biochemist, neuroscientist, toxicologist or pesticide researcher.

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Contents

Ion Channels and Receptors as Targets
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Ion Channels and Receptors
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Neurotoxic Insecticides as Target Site Radioligands and Photoaffinity Probes
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About the author (1999)

David Beadle grew up in Kent, England, where he had no interest in the natural world until he was gripped by an obsession with birds in his late teens. It was while working at a bird observatory that David became interested in moths, an interest that soon grew to an all-consuming passion. He now lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and son, and he has photographed more than 2,000 species of moths in that province alone.

In addition to his work with moths, David has contributed to over thirty books and countless journals, including New World Warblers and A Field Guide to the Birds of Chile.

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