Autonomic Pharmacology

Autonomic Pharmacology

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This up-to-date review of autonomic pharmacology describes the anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system. The text covers the diverse group of drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system, reviewing their actions, clinical uses, side effects, interactions and subcellular mechanisms of action. A section on relevant methodology is also included.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 500 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • references
  • 0130523909
  • 9780130523907

Table of contents

Anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system; sympathetic neurotransmission; adrenoceptors - classification and distribution; sympathomimetic amines - actions and uses; adrenoceptor antagonists; drugs affecting storage and release from sympathetic nerve endings; neurotransmission at parasympathetic nerve endings; parasympathetomimetic amines; antagonists at muscarinic cholinergic receptors; anticholinesterases; drugs affecting autonomic ganglia (including the adrenal medulla); non-adrenergic non-cholinergic autonomic transmission; receptors and signal transduction pathways involved in autonomic responses; supersensitivity and desensitization.show more