Behavioral Neurobiology of the Endocannabinoid System
Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
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|Format:||Hardback, 430 pages|
|Other Information: ||47 black & white illustrations, 9 colour illustrations, 6 black & white tables|
|Published In: ||Germany, 01 December 2008|
The endocannabinoid signaling system is one of the key modulators of central nervous function. This volume provides timely and in-depth coverage of the roles of the endocannabinoid signaling system in the neurobiology of behavior. It is essential reading for any researcher with a background in neuroscience wanting to know more about the endocannabinoids.
Table of Contents
Preface.- Part I: Biochemistry, pharmacology, genetics, and chemistry.- The life cycle of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoid receptor pharmacology. Endocannabinoid receptors: CNS localization of the CB1 cannabinoid receptor. Pharmacological tools in endocannabinoid neurobiology. Genetic models of the endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoid signaling in neural plasticity. Lessons from non-mammalian species. Part II: Physiology and pathophysiology.- Endocannabinoids and the non-homeostatic control of appetite. Roles of the endocannabinoid system in learning and memory. Cannabinoid/endocannabinoid signaling impact on early pregnancy events. Targeting the cannabinoid system to produce analgesia.- Part III: Pathology.- Drug Addiction. Role of Endocannabinoid Signaling in Anxiety and Depression. Feeding disorders and obesity. Schizophrenia. Tourette's syndrome.
|Publisher: ||Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.88 kg)|