Hammond, C.

Cellular and molecular neurophysiology / Constance Hammond. - Fourth edition. - 1 online resource (ix, 433 pages) : illustrations

Revised edition of: Cellular and molecular neurophysiology / Constance Hammond. 3rd ed. 2008.

Includes bibliographical references.

Part I: Neurons: excitable and secretory cells that establish synapses. Neurons -- Neuron-glial cell cooperation -- Ionic gradients, membrane potential and ionic currents -- The voltage-gated channels of Na+ action potentials -- The voltage-gated channels of Ca2+ action potentials: generalization -- The chemical synapses -- Neurotransmitter release -- Part II: Ionotropic and metabotropic receptors in synaptic transmission. The ionotropic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors -- The ionotropic GABAa receptor -- The ionotropic glutamate receptors -- The metabotropic GABAb receptors -- The metabotropic glutamate receptors -- Part III: Somato-dendritic processing and plasticity of postsynaptic potentials. Somato-dendritic processing of postsynaptic potentials i: passive properties of dendrites -- Subliminal voltage-gated currents of the somato-dendritic membrane -- Somato-dendritic processing of postsynaptic potentials II. Role of sub-threshold depolarizing voltage-gated currents -- Somato-dendritic processing of postsynaptic potentials III. Role of high-voltage-activated depolarizing currents -- Firing patterns of neurons -- Synaptic plasticity -- Part IV: The hippocampal network. The adult hippocampal network -- Maturation of the hippocampal network.

This new, thoroughly revised fourth edition is the only current, established and authoritative text focusing on the cellular and molecular physiology of nerve cells. Understanding the functioning of the neuron, the basic cell of the central nervous system requires a clear understanding of the cellular and molecular physiology of the neuron. The book is hypothesis driven rather than just presenting the facts, and the content is firmly based on numerous experiments performed by the top experts in the field. While the book does cover the important facts, it also presents the background for how researchers arrived at this knowledge to provide a context for the field. It teaches not only how excitable cells work in detail, but also how to construct and conduct intelligent research experiments. This book promotes a real understanding of the function of nerve cells that is useful for practicing neurophysiologists and students in a graduate-level course on the topic alike.


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Molecular neurobiology.
Nervous System Physiological Phenomena.
Nervous System--cytology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Anthropology--Physical.
Molecular neurobiology.

Electronic books.



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