Synopses & Reviews
Catecholamines are important transmitter substances in the autonomic and central nervous systems. These two volumes provide a comprehensive presentation of the state-of-the-art of catecholamine research and development in the past 15 years. The volumes present in-depth reviews of topical areas of catecholamine research in which substantial progress has been made and which are of current interest to various theoretical and clinical disciplines. Each topic has been dealt with by an established expert. Clinical subjects of relevant importance are included. Catecholamines are of interest in pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, as well as in neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine (cardiology, hypertension, asthma), ophthalmology and anesthesiology.
Table of Contents
Contents: Catecholamines in the Central Nervous System.- Catecholamines and Behavior.- Central Control of Anterior Pituitary Function.- Regulation of Catecholamine Development.- ß-Phenylethylamine, Phenylethanolamine, Tyramine and Octopamine.- Plasma Levels of Catecholamines and Dopamine-ß-Hydroxylase.- Dopaminergic Neurons: Basic Aspects.- Catecholamines and Blood Pressure.- Sympathomimetic Amines, ß-Adrenoceptors and Bronchial Asthma.- Catecholamines Biochemical Genetics.- The Role of Tyrosine Hydroxylase in the Regulation of Catecholamines Synthesis.- Subject Index.