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March 1977

Basic Neurochemistry

Arch Neurol. 1977;34(3):203. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500150089026

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Abstract

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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