PMID: 45340Jan 1, 1979

Central organization of transmitter systems

Schweizer Archiv für Neurologie, Neurochirurgie und Psychiatrie = Archives suisses de neurologie, neurochirurgie et de psychiatrie
M Cuénod, J C Reubi

Abstract

The organisation of the central nervous system (CNS) is considered from the point of view of the chemical specificity of neurons with respect to their neurotransmitters. The mechanisms of neurotransmission are summarized as well as the approaches used to determine the neurotransmitters of specific CNS pathways. As an example, the neurotransmitters of the basal ganglion and their interactions are presented and their implications for the pathophysiology of Huntington disease and possibly schizophrenia are discussed.

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Schizophrenia
Neurons
Synaptic Transmission
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Neurohormones
Claustral Structure
Huntington Disease
Akinetic-Rigid Variant of Huntington Disease

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