1st Edition

Serotonin and Gastrointestinal Function

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ISBN 9780849383878
Published July 25, 1995 by CRC Press
192 Pages

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Book Description

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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