Transduction Mechanisms of Drug Stimuli

  • F. C. Colpaert
  • R. L. Balster

Part of the Psychopharmacology Series book series (PSYCHOPHARM, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Transduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. L. Balster
      Pages 3-11
  3. Molecular Mechanisms

  4. Theory, Concepts, and Research Strategies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 233-236

About this book


In this book the latest data available on transduction mechanisms of drug stimuli are presented. A common theme underlying the chapter in this volume is the recognition that drugs can act as stimuli, in much the same manner as external events do. Accordingly, the papers focus on the mechanisms by which these stimuli are transduced at different levels of analysis, such as the behavioral, pharmacological, and molecular levels. Some chapters discuss the mechanisms of transduction of the discriminative effects of several important classes of drugs, while others deal with the methods and research strategies by which these mechanisms can be analyzed. Collectively, the papers in this volume reflect the current status of knowledge in the rapidly expanding field of behavioral pharmacology.


cognition dopamine drug nervous system neural mechanisms opioid pharmacology research serotonin

Editors and affiliations

  • F. C. Colpaert
    • 1
  • R. L. Balster
    • 2
  1. 1.FONDAX-Groupe de Recherches ServierPuteauxFrance
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Medical College of VirginiaVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73225-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73223-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-6795
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