Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology

Neurotransmitter Systems

Editors: Lajtha, Abel, Vizi, Sylvester E. (Eds.)

  • Aims to describe recent discoveries about the basic operations of the brain
  • Provides an introduction to the adaptations for specific types of information processing
  • The brain is one of the last great frontiers in science
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The brain is the organ that collects information from the environment, processes and stores the information, and generates behavior as and when needed. In essence, the brain makes us who we are. For this reason, understanding the biology of brain function is a great challenge and a major goal of modern science. The brain is one of the last great frontiers in science, and the unraveling of its mysteries is comparable in complexity to efforts in space exploration. A fundamental goal of neuroscience is to understand how neurons generate behavior and the pathophysiology of different mental and neurological diseases. This requires, among other things, information about where these neurons are located, how they are connected, and how they communicate with each other in various physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Our aim is to describe recent discoveries about the basic operations of the brain and to provide an introduction to the adaptations for specific types of information processing.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Structural Organization of Monoamine and Acetylcholine Neuron Systems in the Rat CNS

    Descarries, L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Brain Neurons Partly Expressing Monoaminergic Phenotype: Distribution, Development, and Functional Significance in Norm and Pathology

    Ugrumov, M. V.

    Pages 21-73

  • In Vivo Imaging of Neurotransmitter Systems with PET

    Gulyás, B. (et al.)

    Pages 75-100

  • Synaptic and Nonsynaptic Release of Transmitters

    Vizi, E. S. (et al.)

    Pages 101-111

  • Cholinergic Transmission

    Lendvai, B.

    Pages 113-127

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology
Book Subtitle
Neurotransmitter Systems
Editors
  • Abel Lajtha
  • Sylvester E. Vizi
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
Print ISBN
978-0-387-30351-2
eReference ISBN
978-0-387-30382-6
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
X, 465
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