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Editors: Antoine Rincón
Book Description:
Amphetamines are a family of substituted phenethylamine compounds that achieve their neurochemical and behavioral effects by liberating vesicular biogenic amine stores. Classified as psychostimulants, these drugs are commonly misused and abused. This book presents current research in the study of the neurobiological mechanisms, and pharmacology effects of amphetamines. Topics discussed include the neurotoxicity of methamphetamine; amphetamine effects on cardiac, endocrine and gastrointestinal systems; amphetamine dependence sensitization and tolerance hypotheses and amphetamine effects on allergic lung inflammation, amphetamine withdrawal and schizophrenia. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Psychopharmacology and Neurotoxicology of Methamphetamine and 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine
(Laurel M. Pritchard, Emily Hensleigh, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) pp.1-44

Methamphetamine and 3,4-Methylene-Dioxymethamphetamine: From Classical to New Molecular Mechanisms of Neurotoxicity
(J. Camarasa, S. Garcia-Rates, D. Pubill, E. Escubedo, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutic Chemistry (Section Pharmacology) and Institute of Biomedicine (IBUB), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona, Barcelona. Spain) pp.45-74

Enhance or Reduce the Rewarding Effects: Interpretation of Drug Dependence by Amphetamine Sensitization
(Yia-Ping Liu, Che-Se Tung, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, and others)pp.75-96

Amphetamine Effects on Allergic Lung Inflammation
(Ana Paula Ligeiro de Oliveira, Adriana Lino-dos-Santos-Franco, Momtchilo Russo,
Wothan Tavares-de-Lima, João Palermo-Neto, Department of Immunology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)pp.97-118

Withdrawal from Amphetamine as an Animal Model of Schizophrenia
(D. Peleg-Raibstein, Laboratory of Behavioural Neurobiology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, (ETH Zurich), Switzerland)pp.119-138

Regulating the Expression Patterns of Bizarre Behavior: A Therapeutic Option for Amphetamine-Type Drug-Induced Sterotypy?
(Junichi Kitananka, Nobue Kitanaka, Tomohiro Tatsuta, Yoshio Morita, Hiroshi Kinoshita, Motohiko Takemura, Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan)* pp.139-156

The Importance of Contextual Control over Amphetamine Dependence: Evidence from an Animal Model of Addiction
(M.L. Andersen, R. Frussa-Filho, S. Tufik, Department of Psychobiology and Pharmacology, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil)* pp.157-186

Index pp.187-197

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      Neuroscience Research Progress
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012-March
   Pages: 197.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61470-305-1
   Status: AV
  
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