Methods of Study for Biogenic Amines

  • Jacques de Champlain
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 1)


Due to the complexity of the organisation of the central nervous system, the role of numerous putative neurotransmitters is still poorly understood and the mechanisms of neurotransmission have often been extrapolated from knowledge obtained in peripheral organs. Due to its regular cytoarchitecture and to its accessibility to electro-physiological recording, the retina constitutes probably the best and simplest preparation for the study of synaptic transmission in nervous tissues. With the use of recent developments and refinements in the techniques of study of neurotransmitters, this model could be used more efficiently for the purpose.


Biogenic Amine Amacrine Cell Adrenergic Nerve Glyoxylic Acid Adrenergic Neuron 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques de Champlain
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  1. 1.Centre de Recherche en Sciences NeurologiquesUniversité de MontréalCanada

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