The Role of 5-HT Systems on Memory and Dysfunctional Memory
  • Author : Alfredo Meneses
  • Release Date : 11 March 2014
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128010839

Download or read book entitled The Role of 5-HT Systems on Memory and Dysfunctional Memory written by Alfredo Meneses and published by Academic Press online. This book was released on 11 March 2014 with total pages 92. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drugs acting through 5-HT (5-hydroxytryptamine, or serotonin) systems modulate memory and its alterations, but the mechanisms by which they do so are poorly understood. Agonists and antagonists for 5-HT receptors, as well as serotonin uptake inhibitors, present promnesic (memory-promoting) and/or anti-amnesic effects under different conditions, and 5-HT receptors are also associated with neural changes. The Role of 5-HT Systems on Memory and Dysfunctional Memory: Emergent Targets for Memory Formation and Memory Alterations reviews and summarizes the most recent research related to 5-HT drugs and the mechanisms by which they effect alterations in memory. This latest evidence is reviewed in the context of memory deficits related to brain disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, post-stroke cognitive dysfunctions, Parkinson’s disease, and infection-induced memory impairments. Written by an expert in the field of memory, The Role of 5-HT Systems on Memory and Dysfunctional Memory provides an introduction to the latest research on 5-HT receptors and their contributions to the physiological and pharmacological basis of memory. Examines and summarizes the recent advances in drugs that act through the 5-HT systems Reviews findings in the context of brain disorders that involve memory deficits Covers emergent targets for memory formation and memory alterations