Imaging of the Human Brain in Health and Disease
  • Author : Philip Seeman
  • Release Date : 15 November 2013
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Medical
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 13 : 9780124186842

Download or read book entitled Imaging of the Human Brain in Health and Disease written by Philip Seeman and published by Elsevier online. This book was released on 15 November 2013 with total pages 532. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brain imaging technology remains at the forefront of advances in both our understanding of the brain and our ability to diagnose and treat brain disease and disorders. Imaging of the Human Brain in Health and Disease examines the localization of neurotransmitter receptors in the nervous system of normal, healthy humans and compares that with humans who are suffering from various neurologic diseases. Opening chapters introduce the basic science of imaging neurotransmitters, including sigma, acetylcholine, opioid, and dopamine receptors. Imaging the healthy and diseased brain includes brain imaging of anger, pain, autism, the release of dopamine, the impact of cannabinoids, and Alzheimer's disease. This book is a valuable companion to a wide range of scholars, students, and researchers in neuroscience, clinical neurology, and psychiatry, and provides a detailed introduction to the application of advanced imaging to the treatment of brain disorders and disease. A focused introduction to imaging healthy and diseased brains Focuses on the primary neurotransmitter release Includes sigma, acetylcholine, opioid, and dopamine receptors Presents the imaging of healthy and diseased brains via anger, pain, autism, and Alzheimer's disease