Comprehensive expose, by leading neuroscientists, of current knowledge on the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the cerebral cortex. All aspects of the subject are covered, from its most elementary, at the molecular and cellular levels, to its systemic and holistic implications, including its role in cognition and involvement in human diseases and therapeutics.
The twenty-two chapters are grouped under four main headings : I. Functional Morphology of the Acetylcholine Innervation in Cerebral Cortex (Including Hippocampus); II. Modes of Action of Acetylcholine in the Cerebral Cortex; III. Cortical Properties and Functions Modulated by Acetylcholine, and IV. Clinical, Pathological and Therapeutic Implications. This broad perspective updates the reader on recent advances and future trends in the study of a major neuromodulatory system in brain.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 1070 g
Dimensions: 260 x 193 x 270 mm
"...this book will be illustrative not only to those entering the field of acetylcholine in the brain, but also has enormous reference value for neuroscientists, graduate students in neurobiology, medical students and clinicians."
--JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL NEUROANATOMY (Vol. 27, Issue 4, 2005)