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The Physiology of Synapses
1st Edition - January 1, 1964
Author: John Carew Eccles
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The Physiology of Synapses covers the considerable advances in understanding the complex physiology of synapses. This book is divided into 16 chapters that emphasize the mechanism… Read more
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The Physiology of Synapses covers the considerable advances in understanding the complex physiology of synapses. This book is divided into 16 chapters that emphasize the mechanism of synaptic transmission. The first chapters describe the structural and physiological features of chemically transmitting synapses. The subsequent chapters deal with the excitatory postsynaptic responses to presynaptic impulse and the release of transmitter by presynaptic impulses. These topics are followed by discussions of the impulse generation by the excitatory postsynaptic potential; the postsynaptic electrical events produced by chemically transmitting inhibitory synapses; the ionic mechanism generating the inhibitory postsynaptic potential. The last chapters consider the mechanism of inhibitory transmitter substances, pathways responsible for postsynaptic inhibitory action, and the trophic and plastic properties of synapses. This book will prove useful to physiologists, neurologists, and researchers.
I. The Development of Ideas on the SynapseII. Structural Features of Chemically Transmitting SynapsesIII. Physiological Properties of Chemically Transmitting Synapses in the Resting StateIV. Excitatory Postsynaptic Responses to Presynaptic ImpulsesV. Excitatory Transmitter SubstancesVI. The Release of Transmitter by Presynaptic ImpulsesVII. The Generation of Impulses by the Excitatory Postsynaptic Potential and the Endplate PotentialVIII. The Presynaptic Terminals of Chemically Transmitting SynapsesIX. Excitatory Synapses Operating by Electrical TransmissionX. The Postsynaptic Electrical Events Produced by Chemically Transmitting Inhibitory SynapsesXI. The Ionic Mechanism Generating the Inhibitory Postsynaptic PotentialXII. Inhibitory Transmitter SubstancesXIII. Pathways Responsible for Postsynaptic Inhibitory ActionXIV. Inhibitory Synapses Operating by Electrical TransmissionXV. Presynaptic InhibitionXVI. The Trophic and Plastic Properties of SynapsesEpilogueReferencesSubject Index
No. of pages: 328
Published: January 1, 1964
Imprint: Academic Press
eBook ISBN: 9781483226064
John Carew Eccles
Affiliations and expertise
The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Department of Physiology, Canberra City