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The authors note in their introduction that the book is based on a course given to graduate and medical students. And, in fact, it is essentially a compilation of lectures appropriate to the student seeking an introduction to humoral transmitters in the central nervous system. Its scope is confined to what the authors believe to be the current understanding of these neurotransmitters, especially in terms of their biochemistry.
Two thirds of the book is devoted to the putative neurohumors. For each, there is information about methods of assay, localization and metabolic life cycle in the central nervous system, and concise
The Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:333. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-2-333_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(2):333.
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