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November 1991

Introduction to Neurotransmission in Health and Disease

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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1991;48(11):1115. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530230023010

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Abstract

Comprising 34 chapters, this book gives the reader an excellent overview of the current knowledge of neurotransmitters and their relationship to clinical disease. The chapters are compact so that the acquisition of an overview of the subject matter and of the interrelationships of one system with another is not impeded by excessive detail. The book is a key to literature concerning the detection, distribution, and function of transmitters and receptors in the normal brain and the changes that occur in disease. The early chapters succinctly present a summary of neurotransmission. Biological toxins that alter neurotransmission are discussed, as well as the catecholamines, substance P, the endogenous opioid peptides, and amino acids that function as neurotransmitters. Basic aspects of neuroendocrinology and their relationship to disease is presented in such a manner that much information can be comprehended by readers with minimal background in this field. The central autonomic system is discussed

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