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Main Title Behavioral Neurobiology of the Endocannabinoid System [electronic resource] /
Author Kendall, Dave.
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Alexander, Stephen.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2009
Call Number RC321-580
ISBN 9783540889557
Subjects Medicine ; Neurosciences ; Neurochemistry ; Psychopharmacology
Internet Access
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Collation XII, 420 p. 10 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Genetics & Chemistry -- The Life Cycle of the Endocannabinoids: Formation and Inactivation -- Endocannabinoid Receptor Pharmacology -- Endocannabinoid Receptors: CNS Localization of the CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor -- Pharmacological Tools in Endocannabinoid Neurobiology -- Genetic Models of the Endocannabinoid System -- Endocannabinoid Signaling in Neural Plasticity -- Lessons from Nonmammalian Species -- Physiology and Pathophysiology -- Roles of the Endocannabinoid System in Learning and Memory -- Endocannabinoids and the Non-Homeostatic Control of Appetite -- Cannabinoid/Endocannabinoid Signaling Impact on Early Pregnancy Events -- Targeting the Cannabinoid System to Produce Analgesia -- Integration of Endocannabinoid Signaling into the Neural Network Regulating Stress-Induced Activation of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis -- Pathology -- Drug Addiction -- Role of Endocannabinoid Signaling in Anxiety and Depression -- Feeding Disorders and Obesity -- Schizophrenia -- Tourette's Syndrome. The endocannabinoid signalling system is one of the key modulators of central nervous function. This volume provides timely and in-depth coverage of the roles of the endocannabinoid signalling system in the neurobiology of behavior. It is essential reading for any researcher with a background in neuroscience wanting to know more about the endocannabinoids. The first section provides a comprehensive account of the component parts of the system (the signalling molecules, synthetic and degradative enzymes and receptors), their location within the central nervous system and the endocannabinoids' roles in neural plasticity. This section also describes the toolboxes (genetic and pharmacological) used to study the system. The second section concentrates on endocannabinoid function in the control of normal physiological behaviors including a reference to the evolution of the system based on its operation in non-mammalian vertebrates. The volume concludes by addressing the importance of the endocannabinoids in pathological behaviors including affective and cognitive disorders, neurodegenerative conditions, feeding and drug abuse.