Melatonin and Melatonergic Drugs in Clinical Practice

Editors: Venkataramanujam, S., Brzezinski, A., Oter, S., Shillcutt, S.D. (Eds.)

  • ​Book covers science & clinical significance of Melatonin and role of agonists such as ramelteon & agomelatine
  • As compared to previous books, this book provides more topics of direct clinical relevance to clinicians and researchers
  • Chapters contributed by global experts engaged in melatonin studies working in reputed universities, research foundations and laboratories    
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About this book

 

The book aims to cover basic physiologic functions of melatonin, and its therapeutic applications in humans for a variety of clinically relevant disorders. This book contains chapters on the recent aspects of melatonin physiology, its receptors and their role in mitochondrial function, its immunomodulatory role and importance in seasonal dependent diseases, role in human reproduction, role in sleep, circadian rhythm and sleep disorders, role in neurologic disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, melatonin’s therapeutic use in neurobehavioral disorders in children, migraine and tension headache is also covered in this book. Melatonin’s antioxidant role in Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy and in glaucoma have also been discussed in short chapters. Two major melatonin agonists, ramelteon and agomelatine are discussed extensively on their current clinical application and ongoing research. Two chapters on agomelatonin and its role in mood disorders, particularly depressive disorders, are an important feature of this book. The chapters are written by experts from the global academia recognized for their original research and published work in the field of melatonin science.

About the authors

V.Srinivasan Ph.D MAMS
Sri Sathya Sai Medical Educational and Research Foundation
An International Medical Sciences Research Foundation
Prasanthi Nilayam, 40-Kovai Thirunagar, Goldwins, KOVAI
Coimbatore-641014, Tamilnadu, INDIA

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“A review in 29 chapters of the various proven or possible effects of melatonin on physiological states and diseases. The controversial issues of clinical and therapeutic applications are backed up by many references. For those interested in the possible use of Melatonin in sleep and neurological disorders.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 12 (1), September, 2014)

“This book reviews melatonin and its therapeutic clinical application in human disorders. … The book is aimed at a wide audience including students, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychopharmacologists, oncologists, and scientists with an interest in melatonin. … It would be helpful for those in a variety of disciplines, including students, researchers, and clinicians.” (M. Isabel L. Crisostomo, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2014)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Melatonin Receptors and Their Role in Human Diseases

    Ekmekcioglu, Cem (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Melatonin’s Antioxidant Properties: Molecular Mechanisms

    Hardeland, Rüdiger

    Pages 17-26

  • Past, Present, and Future of Melatonin’s Clinical Uses

    Talamoni, Nori Tolosa (et al.)

    Pages 27-42

  • Melatonin in Human Cancer: Therapeutic Possibilities

    Lissoni, Paolo

    Pages 43-56

  • Melatonin: Its Microbicidal Properties and Clinical Applications

    Srinivasan, Venkataramanujam (et al.)

    Pages 57-69

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eBook $149.00
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-81-322-0824-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-81-322-2854-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Melatonin and Melatonergic Drugs in Clinical Practice
Editors
  • Srinivasan Venkataramanujam
  • Amnon Brzezinski
  • Sukru Oter
  • Samuel D. Shillcutt
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-0825-9
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-0825-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-0824-2
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2854-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 402
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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