Catecholamines and Behavior · 1

Basic Neurobiology

Authors: Friedhoff, Arnold J.

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The editor of these volumes has asked me to contribute a brief foreword. When I accepted this honor I suddenly became aware of the enormous progress that has taken place in this field in the 50 years since I began as a medical student, in a humble way, to take interest in the catecholamine system. At about that time some evidence was forthcoming to the effect that catecholamines were an important factor in eliciting emotional reactions, thus secondarily influencing behavior. The great physiologist Walter B. Cannon showed in his classic experiments that when a cat was exposed to a dog it responded not only with overt signs of aversion and dislike, but also with an increased flow of adrenaline from its adrenals. The relationships between catecholamines and behavior have since then become the subject of intense research by physiologists, pharmacologists, and psychologists. Infu­ sion of adrenaline in man was shown to provoke a typical pattern of emo­ tional and behavioral changes. The development of more convenient methods for the measurement of catecholamines in blood and urine led to important new findings. A close association between emotional stress and catecholamine release could be es­ tablished. This was further extended to psychiatric disorders in which characteristic disturbances in catecholamine release patterns were described.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Function of the Central Catecholaminergic Neuron: Synthesis, Release, and Inactivation of Transmitter

    Mandel, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 1-40

  • Catecholamines in Regulation of Motor Function

    Lloyd, K. G. (et al.)

    Pages 41-57

  • Catecholamines in Behavior and Sensorimotor Integration: The Neostriatal System

    Krauthamer, George M.

    Pages 59-87

  • Catecholamines in Activation, Stereotypy, and Level of Mood

    Randrup, A. (et al.)

    Pages 89-107

  • Functional Interrelationships of Principal Catecholaminergic Centers in the Brain

    Bechtereva, N. P. (et al.)

    Pages 109-166

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Catecholamines and Behavior · 1
Book Subtitle
Basic Neurobiology
Authors
Copyright
1975
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-3135-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-3135-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-3137-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 236
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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