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Human Brain Postmortem Studies of Neurotransmitters and Related Markers

  • E. D. Bird
  • L. L. Iversen

Abstract

During the last two decades many new techniques have been developed to measure neurotransmitters and neurotransmitter-related enzymes and receptor sites in the central nervous system. The application of such neurochemical techniques, together with histochemical staining methods, has greatly expanded our knowledge of transmitter-specific pathways in the animal brain. The possibility that neurotransmitter abnormalities underlie a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders in man has also prompted similar studies in normal and pathological human brain.

Keywords

Substantia Nigra Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Postmortem Brain Anterior Commissure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. D. Bird
    • 1
  • L. L. Iversen
    • 2
  1. 1.McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBelmontUSA
  2. 2.Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit, Medical Research Council CentreMedical SchoolCambridgeEngland

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