Convulsant Alkaloids

  • D. R. Curtis
  • G. A. R. Johnston


This chapter is concerned with convulsants of biological origin which are used experimentally in neurobiology. It is not intended to provide detailed descriptions of the general actions of these agents when administered to different animals, and the presentation is restricted to effects which have been investigated at the cellular level, particularly in relation to studies of the nature of inhibitory synaptic transmitters and the membrane receptors for them.


Inhibitory Synapse Inhibitory Transmitter Synaptic Inhibition Recurrent Inhibition Related Amino Acid 
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  1. 1.Deparment of PharmacologyAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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