Age-Dependent Changes in Central Dopaminergic and Other Monoaminergic Systems

  • Arvid Carlsson
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 113)


This presentation will focus on three apparently critical stages during the life-span of central dopaminergic neurons: (1) the vulnerable period of differentiation in pre- and early post- natal life; (2) the changes at puberty, induced by the sexual hor- mones; and (3) the decline of brain dopamine during adult life. Other monoaminergic neurons will also be discussed for the purpose of comparison.


Senile Dementia MONOAMINERGIC System Postmortem Delay Regression Coeff Tyrosine Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arvid Carlsson
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  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of Göteborg33 GöteborgSweden

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