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Advances in Neuropharmacology
Drugs and Therapeutics

ISBN 9781771887977
Published February 28, 2020 by Apple Academic Press
645 Pages 7 Color & 94 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Here is a comprehensive overview of the drugs that act on the central and peripheral nervous systems. This volume thoroughly describes the diseases associated with the nervous system and the drugs used for their treatment while also looking at the current status of these drugs and their future potential and challenges.

Divided into three sections, the book first focuses on the drugs that affect the functions of the autonomic nervous system to produce therapeutic effects. These drugs may act presynaptically by manipulating the genesis, storage, and secretion, and by blocking the action of neurotransmitters. Some drugs may trigger or impede postsynaptic receptors. Section 2 focuses on drugs that affect the central nervous system, including antianxiety drugs, sedative and hypnotic drugs, antidepressant drugs, antipsychotic drugs, antiepileptic drugs, and many more. It covers the pharmacological management of various diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and others. The last section offers explanations of neurochemical interactions with the aim to develop drugs that have beneficial effects on neurochemical imbalances. This section demonstrates models to assess the transport of drugs across the blood-brain barrier and nanomedicine to treat brain disorders.

This rich compilation provides thorough and extensive research updates on the important advances in neuropharmacological drugs and drug therapy from experienced and eminent academicians, researchers, and scientists from throughout the world.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Drugs Affecting The Autonomic Nervous System

1. Cholinergic Agonists

Rupali Patil and Aman Upaganlawar

2. Cholinergic Antagonists

Vishal S. Gulecha et al.

3. Adrenergic Agonists

Seetha Harilal and K. Rajesh

4. Adrenergic Antagonists

Seetha Harilal and K. Rajesh

Part 2: Drugs Affecting The Central Nervous System

5. Pharmacological Management of Alzheimer’s Disease

Rakesh Kumar et al.

6. Pharmacological Management of Parkinson’s Disease

Newman Osafo et al.

7. Pharmacological Management of Huntington’s Disease

Sonia Sharma, Sushant Sharma, and Shallina Gupta

8. Pharmacological Management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Shalini Mani et al.

9. Antianxiety Drugs

Vaibhav Walia and Munish Garg

10. Antimanic Drugs

Aman Upaganlawar, Abdulla Sherikar, and Chandrashekhar Upasani

11. Sedative and Hypnotic Drugs

Arup Kumar Misra and Pramod Kumar Sharma

12. Antidepressant Drugs

Vaibhav Walia and Munish Garg

13. Antipsychotic Drugs

Harleen Kaur et al.

14. Antiepileptic Drugs

Ajay Gupta and Surjit Singhi

15. Local Anesthetics

Elena González Burgos et al.

16. General Anesthetics

Aman Upaganlawar, Abdulla Sherikar, and Chandrashekhar Upasani

17. Alcohol Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy of Alcoholism

Manoj Govindarajulu et al.

18. Cognition Enhancers

Ramneek Kaur et al.

19. Opioids Analgesics and Antagonists

Rachana et al.

20. Drugs of Abuse and Addiction

Shalini Mani, Chahat Kubba, and Aarushi Singh

21. Therapeutic Gases for Neurological Disorders

Rachana et al.

Part 3: Miscellaneous Drugs

22. Pharmacotherapy of Neurochemical Imbalances

Rupali Patil, Aman Upaganlawar, and Suvarna Ingale

23. Evaluation Models for Drug Transport Across Blood-Brain Barrier

Chinnu Sabu and K. Pramod

24. Therapeutic Potentials of Nanomedicine for Brain Disorders

Himani Chaurasia et al.

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Md. Sahab Uddin, RPh,

is a Registered Pharmacist and a Research Scholar in the Department of Pharmacy at Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is the author of more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals as well as the author and editor of several books. He also serves as a reviewer and editorial board member of more than 80 scholarly journals. He is the Founder and CEO of the Pharmakon Neuroscience Research Network, an open innovation hub that brings together neuroscientists to advance brain health.

Mamunur Rashid, PhD,

is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, where he also served as Chairman of the department. He previously worked as a visiting scientist at the Department of Pharmacology, Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences, Japan. He was also the Chairman of the Department of Pharmacy, Southeast University, Bangladesh. He is a member of the Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society. He also works for the development of the pharmaceutical sector in Bangladesh. He has made a vast contribution to the promotion of pharmacy education and the pharmacy profession to create better opportunities for Bangladeshi pharmacists. He is one of the pioneers who are working with the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association and Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society to develop hospital and community pharmacy in Bangladesh. He has published 75 articles and 23 abstracts in conference proceedings.