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Serotonin and Gastrointestinal Function

1st Edition

By Timothy S. Gaginella, James J. Galligan

CRC Press

192 pages

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Hardback: 9780849383878
pub: 1995-07-25

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Serotonin and Gastrointestinal Function provides a comprehensive review of current research into the mechanisms by which serotonin acts on gastrointestinal tissues. This book covers neurochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, and clinical issues relevant to serotonin in the gastrointestinal tract. The editors have brought together the most relevant information from the molecular to the clinical level. Each chapter is written by investigators experienced in research on serotonin's actions in the gut. This book will be useful to basic scientists, clinical investigators, graduate and postgraduate students.

Table of Contents

Serotonin in the Intestinal Tract: A Synopsis, T.S. Gaginella

Localization and Neurochemical Aspects ofSerotonin in the Gut, M.D. Gershon

Pharmacological Characterization of 5-Hydroxytryptamine Receptors in the Gastrointestinal Tract, J.D. Gale and K.T. Bunce

Serotonin Modulation of Gastrointestinal Motility, M. Tonini and F. De Ponti

Serotonin as an Intestinal Secretagogue, E. Beubler

Electrophysiological Studies of 5-Hydroxytryptamine Receptors on Enteric Neurons, J.J. Galligan

Serotonin and the Afferent Innervation of the Gastrointestinal Tract, H.E.Raybould, D. Grundy, and P.L.R. Andrews

The Clinical Application of 5-HT Agonists and Antagonists in Gastrointestinal Disease, T.P. Roarty and R.W. McCallum



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Handbooks in Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Gastroenterology
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience