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Description - Brain Norepinephrine by Gregory A. Ordway

Norepinephrine is a chemical neurotransmitter. Drugs that directly manipulate central nervous system (CNS) norepinephrine are being developed targeting noradrenergic neurons to deliver therapeutic effects. Noradrenergic drugs have been proven effective for depression and ADHD, and new disease indications are being identified. A team of experts provides the reader with a thorough understanding of the anatomy, physiology, molecular biology, pharmacology and therapeutics of norepinephrine in the brain, including an extensive review of the role of norepinephrine in brain diseases. The book is divided into four sections: the basic biology of norepinephrine; the role that norepinephrine plays in behavior; evidence of norepinephrine's role in CNS diseases, and the pharmacology and therapeutics of noradrenergic drugs in the treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521834919
ISBN-10: 0521834910
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 178mm x 35mm)
Pages: 662
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gregory A. Ordway

Dr Ordway is Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. Dr Schwartz is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Hawaii. He is also Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, and serves as Medical Director of the Irwin Foundation in Austin, Texas. Dr Alan Frazer is Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is also a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UTHSCSA and is an adjunct Professor in pharmacology departments at the College of Pharmacy of the University of Texas in Austin, and the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.