1st Edition

Introduction to Neurobehavioral Toxicology
Food and Environment




ISBN 9780849378027
Published November 25, 1998 by CRC Press
496 Pages

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Book Description

Introduction to Neurobehavioral Toxicology: Food and Environment examines the effects of chemicals on the central and peripheral nervous system and the subsequent changes in behavior, with a focus on the toxicity of food components and behavioral effects of environmental toxicants. Topics addressed include acute and chronic effects; reversible and irreversible consequences; functional disorders of the nervous system; neurobehavioral dysfunctions; and the underlying neurobiological mechanisms.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Neurobehavioral Toxociology and Addiction, D.E. McMillan
Neurobehavioral Teratology, K.D. Acuff-Smith and C.V. Vorhees
Assessment Techniques for Detecting Neurobehavioral Toxicity, B.M. Kulig and R.M.A. Jaspers
Basic Principles of Disturbed CNS and PNS Functions, G.J. Harry
Behavioral Toxicological Effects and Pathology, M.Panisset and D. Mergler
Genetic Aspects of Neurobehavioral Toxicology, F.R. George
Factors in Food
Assessing Neurotoxic Hazards of Food-Related Chemicals, T.J. Sobotka
Natural Food Factors, J.D. Mitchell and I.C. Shaw
Neurotoxic Food Contaminants: Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and Related Compounds, S.L. Schantz
Neurotoxic Food Additives, P.V. Kaplita
Envoronmental Contaminants
Neurobehavioral Toxicology of Environmental Contaminants, D.C. Rice
Metals, G. Winneke and H. Lilienthal
Pesticides, R.C. MacPhail, W.F. Sette, and K.M. Crofton
Organic Solvents, P.J. Bushnell and K.M. Crofton

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"The contributors are well-recognized experts in their fields. The book also has an extensive glossary, a descriptive table of neuropsychological tests, a two-page list of abbreviations, and an index... timely, well-balanced reviews and commentary... The overview in this section (Chapter 11) is thorough and well organized."
-Quarterly Review of Biology, vol. 76, no. 4, December 2001