2014

Melatonin and Melatonergic Drugs in Clinical Practice

ISBN: 978-81-322-0824-2 (Print) 978-81-322-0825-9 (Online)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

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    Pages 1-15

    Melatonin Receptors and Their Role in Human Diseases

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    Pages 17-26

    Melatonin’s Antioxidant Properties: Molecular Mechanisms

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    Pages 27-42

    Past, Present, and Future of Melatonin’s Clinical Uses

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    Pages 43-56

    Melatonin in Human Cancer: Therapeutic Possibilities

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    Pages 57-69

    Melatonin: Its Microbicidal Properties and Clinical Applications

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    Pages 71-95

    Melatonin and the Metabolic Syndrome

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    Pages 97-116

    Development of Agonists and Antagonists for Melatonin Receptors

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    Pages 117-141

    Multiple Facets of Melatonin in Immunity: Clinical Applications

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    Pages 143-157

    Melatonin and Immune Function: Clinical Significance

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    Pages 159-170

    Circadian Variation of Immune Mechanisms in Lung Cancer and the Role of Melatonin

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    Pages 171-181

    Melatonin and Melatonergic Drugs for Therapeutic Use in Breast Cancer

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    Pages 183-192

    Melatonin and Malaria: Therapeutic Avenues

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    Pages 193-203

    Melatonin’s Role in Human Reproduction: Recent Studies

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    Pages 205-219

    Melatonin: An Introduction to Its Physiological and Pharmacological Effects in Humans

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    Pages 221-234

    Melatonin and Pain: Therapeutic Applications

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    Pages 235-247

    Melatonin in Alzheimer’s Disease: Focus on Neuroprotective Role

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    Pages 249-261

    Melatonin in Parkinson’s Disease and Its Therapeutic Potential

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    Pages 263-273

    Melatonin and Its Agonists in Sleep Disorders

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    Pages 275-279

    Agomelatine in Depressive Disorders

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    Pages 281-295

    Melatonin in Mood Disorders and Agomelatine’s Antidepressant Efficacy

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