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Published by Plenum Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Neurotransmitters,
  • Vertebrates -- Nervous system,
  • Neuroregulators -- physiology

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by Michael A. Rogawski and Jeffery L. Barker.
ContributionsRogawski, Michael A., Barker, Jeffery L.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQP364.7 .N465 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 511 p. :
Number of Pages511
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2535973M
ISBN 100306419912
LC Control Number85016784

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Get this from a library! Neurotransmitter Actions in the Vertebrate Nervous System. [Michael A Rogawski; Jeffery L Barker] -- Intercellular communication via bioactive substances occurs in virtually all multicellular systems. Chemical neurotransmission in the vertebrate nervous system represents a . Examples of important neurotransmitter actions. As explained above, the only direct action of a neurotransmitter is to activate a receptor. Therefore, the effects of a neurotransmitter system depend on the connections of the neurons that use the transmitter, and the chemical properties of the receptors that the transmitter binds to. Glutamate is an amino acid that also serves as a neurotransmitter. It is the major excitatory neurotransmiter in the CNS. There are two major receptors sensitive to glutamate: NMDA receptors (ionotropic) and AMPA (metabotropic) receptors.. The amount of both NMDA and AMPA receptors affect the sensitivity of the cell, and are thought to be directly related to synaptic plasticity and therefore. Neurotransmitter actions in the vertebrate nervous system Edited by M. A. Rogawski and J. L. Barker. New York: Plenum Press. (). pp. $Author: Joseph T. Coyle.

A saline with this composition would rapidly paralyze the typical vertebrate muscle, such as the frog muscle and block the locust nerve-muscle synapse. Other chapters consider acetylcholine as an excitatory neurotransmitter at synapses in the central nervous system of insects. This book discusses as well the role of ions in the process of. The nervous system is a highly complex part of an animal that coordinates its actions and sensory information by transmitting signals to and from different parts of its body. The nervous system detects environmental changes that impact the body, then works in tandem with the endocrine system to respond to such events. Nervous tissue first arose in wormlike organisms about to million FMA: What neurotransmitter controls the somatic nervous system and how does it work? Acetylcholine, it is released when something is sensed and then binds to cells causing activation. The automatic nervous system is composed of two subdivisions called. sympathetic and parasympathetic. The nervous system monitors and controls almost every organ system through a series of positive and negative feedback Central Nervous System (CNS) includes the brain and spinal cord. The Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) connects the CNS to other parts of the body, and is composed of nerves (bundles of neurons).

Neurotransmitter Actions in the Vertebrate Nervous System. Neurotransmitter Actions in the Vertebrate Nervous System pp | Cite as. GABA: Presynaptic Actions. Authors; Authors and affiliations Davidoff R.A., Hackman J.C. () GABA: Presynaptic Actions. In: Rogawski M.A., Barker J.L. (eds) Neurotransmitter Actions in the Vertebrate Cited by: Q & A: Neuron depolarization, hyperpolarization, and action potentials. Overview of the functions of the cerebral cortex. The kidney and nephron. Q & A: Neuron depolarization, hyperpolarization, and action potentials. Q & A: Neuron depolarization, hyperpolarization, and action potentials. Biology is brought to you with support from the Amgen. Neurotransmitter Actions in the Vertebrate Nervous Sys- tem is an attempt to redress these deficiencies in neu- rophysiological characterization of neurotransmitter ac- tion. The time is ripe for this book since neurophysiology has been rejuvenated by the development of strategies. A phylogeny depicting extant (living) groups of chordates (animals that have a notochord during some stage within their life cycle) is shown in Figure , where the different vertebrate groups, i.e., animals with skeletal elements surrounding the spinal cord and notochord, are highlighted within the grey tunicates and amphioxus are endowed with a nervous system that may resemble Cited by: 6.