Neurotransmitters and Epilepsy

  • Phillip C. Jobe
  • Hugh E. LairdII

Part of the Contemporary Neuroscience book series (CNEURO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. John W. Dailey, Phillip C. Jobe
    Pages 1-7
  3. A. G. Chapman, B. S. Meldrum
    Pages 9-40
  4. Peter Lomax, Randall J. Lee, Richard W. Olsen
    Pages 41-56
  5. Hugh E. Laird II, Phillip C. Jobe
    Pages 57-94
  6. D. D. Johnson, J. M. Tuchek
    Pages 95-114
  7. James O. McNamara, Douglas W. Bonhaus, Barbara J. Crain, Randy L. Gellman, Cheolsu Shin
    Pages 115-160
  8. Roger D. Traub, Robert K. S. Wong, Richard Miles
    Pages 161-190
  9. Carl L. Faingold
    Pages 215-276
  10. Mitchell J. Kresch, Bennett A. Shaywitz, Sally E. Shaywitz, George M. Anderson, James L. Leckman, Donald J. Cohen
    Pages 321-338
  11. Phillip C. Jobe, Hugh E. Laird II
    Pages 339-366
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 367-376

About this book

Introduction

The idea for this book has evolved from our desire to present a conceptual approach to the study of neurotransmitters in epilepsy. Such an approach requires an understanding of the function of neurotransmitter systems in various experimental models of epilep­ sy. Toward this goal we have included in this book chapters on neurotransmitter systems in nine different epilepsy models. To com­ plete the coverage of this topic, there is a chapter on the role of selected neurotransmitters in the various types of human epilep­ sies. In the final chapter the editors integrated the neurotransmit­ ter data from the various epilepsy models into a matrix from which a better understanding of the function of these neurotransmitters in modulating epileptogenesis may be obtained. The information found in this book is not the result of a sym­ posium on this topic, but rather a review of available information on neurotransmitters in each of the experimental models. The evi­ dence is presented by knowledgeable researchers using these models. This approach gives a current, broader, and more thorough presentation of each of the topics. We therefore feel that this is not just a glimpse at the subject matter, but a panoramic view of the topic.

Keywords

cerebral cortex cortex epilepsy neurotransmitter

Editors and affiliations

  • Phillip C. Jobe
    • 1
  • Hugh E. LairdII
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Basic Sciences, College of Medicine at PeoriaUniversity of IllinoisPeoriaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of PharmacyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-462-7
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1987
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-5982-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-462-7
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