Drug Action in the Central Nervous System

Drug Action in the Central Nervous System

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A textbook of neuropsychopharmacology focused on the mechanisms of drug action in the central nervous system, this volume covers drugs used in both psychiatry and neurology and gives a clear picture of their behavioural, therapeutic, and toxic effects. It deals with all the major drug classes that affect the CNS, including analgesics, anaesthetics, muscle relaxers, migraine drugs, anti-epileptics, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, sedative-hypnotics, drugs used for movement disorders, and common street drugs. Each chapter describes drug action against the backdrop of the basic neurobiology of the systems involved.show more

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  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 165.4 x 235.2 x 25.7mm | 771.12g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 82 halftones, 41 line figures, bibliography
  • 0195093348
  • 9780195093346

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. The Delivery of Drugs to the CNS; 3. Drugs and Receptors; 4. Opioid Analgesics and Pain; 5. Pharmacology of Headache; 6. Sedative-hypnotics and Anxiolytics; 7. General Anesthetics, Local Anesthetics and Muscle Relaxers; 8. Antiepileptic Drugs; 9. Treatment of Movement Disorders; 10. Antipsychotic Drugs; 11. Antidepressant Drugs; 12. Drugs of Abuse and Addictionshow more

About Paul M. Carvey

About the author Paul M. Carvey, Ph.D., is Professor of Pharmacology and Neurological Sciences and Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at Rush University in Chicago. He has published over sixty articles on the mechanisms by which drugs affect the central nervous system, and directs an active research program focusing on Parkinson's disease.show more

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