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The second edition of this book encompasses many improvements over the first edition. This edition is organized in three parts—"General Neurochemistry," "Medical Neurochemistry," and "Behavioural Neurochemistry"—as was the first edition; however, there has been extensive reorganization and expansion within the parts. This reorganization has resulted in a more orderly presentation of the material. Part 1, "General Neurochemistry" has an added chapter on neurocellular anatomy, a chapter on molecular biology of the visual process, a chapter on cyclic nucleotides and synaptic transmission, a chapter on prostaglandins, and a chapter on axoplasmic flow. The amount of material on analytical methods has been curtailed. Part 2 on "Medical Neurochemistry" has been expanded; two new chapters have been added on seizures and comatose states and mucopolysaccharidoses. The chapter of disorders of muscles has been expanded. Part 3 has also been altered by combining "Psychopharmacology" and "Biochemical Theories of Mental Disorders" and by adding
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