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1 - Chemical Neurotransmission

Stephen M. Stahl
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University of California, San Diego
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Modern psychopharmacology is largely the story of chemical neurotransmission. To understand the actions of drugs on the brain, to grasp the impact of diseases upon the central nervous system, and to interpret the behavioral consequences of psychiatric medicines, one must be fluent in the language and principles of chemical neurotransmission. The importance of this fact cannot be overstated for the student of psychopharmacology. This chapter forms the foundation for the entire book, and the roadmap for one’s journey through one of the most exciting topics in science today, namely the neuroscience of how disorders and drugs act upon the central nervous system.

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Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology
Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications
, pp. 1 - 28
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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  • Chemical Neurotransmission
  • Stephen M. Stahl, University of California, San Diego
  • Book: Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology
  • Online publication: 20 May 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009053365.002
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  • Chemical Neurotransmission
  • Stephen M. Stahl, University of California, San Diego
  • Book: Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology
  • Online publication: 20 May 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009053365.002
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  • Chemical Neurotransmission
  • Stephen M. Stahl, University of California, San Diego
  • Book: Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology
  • Online publication: 20 May 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009053365.002
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