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Diseases and Therapies

Joseph D. Robinson

in Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780195137613
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848164 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137613.003.0013
Diseases and Therapies

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This chapter discusses therapies that have been used for neurological and psychiatric illnesses. For Parkinsonism, therapies focused on suppressing cholinergic pathways and potentiating dopaminergic pathways of the extrapyramidal motor system. For schizophrenia and depression, therapies came from a folk medicine which took note of clinical responses to drugs administered for other purposes.

Keywords: therapies; illnesses; Parkinsonism; schizophrenia; depression; folk medicine; drugs

Chapter.  10533 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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