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Veterinary Psychopharmacology

ISBN/ASIN: 9780813808291,9780470344521 | 2006 | English | pdf | 276/276 pages | 3.02 Mb
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell | Author: Sharon Crowell?Davis, Thomas Murray(auth.)

Every day veterinarians in practice are asked to treat pets exhibiting problem behaviors. In the last several years pharmacologic treatments of behavior have made significant advances and can serve as a critical part of therapy.

Veterinary Pscyhopharmacology is a complete source of current knowledge on the subject of pharmacologic behavior modification that veterinarians can turn to for the answers they need.

Classification of disorders is eschewed in favor of in-depth explanations of pharmacologic options in inducing behavior changes. Special emphasis is given to explaining the underlying mechanism of pharmacologic agents used in therapy; thus, veterinarians will know not only which drugs to prescribe but why they should be prescribed and how they work.

Veterinary behaviorists, their students and residents, veterinary practitioners of all levels, and veterinary students will find this book invaluable in providing information about their patients' behavior problems and the psychoactive medications that might help them.Content:
Chapter 1 Introduction (pages 3–24):
Chapter 2 Amino Acid Neurotransmitters: Glutamate, GABA, and the Pharmacology of Benzodiazepines (pages 25–33):
Chapter 3 Benzodiazepines (pages 34–71):
Chapter 4 Biogenic Amine Neurotransmitters: Serotonin (pages 72–79):
Chapter 5 Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (pages 80–110):
Chapter 6 Azapirones (pages 111–118):
Chapter 7 Biogenic Amine Transmitters: Acetylcholine, Norepinephrine, and Dopamine (pages 119–133):
Chapter 8 Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (pages 134–147):
Chapter 9 Antipsychotics (pages 148–165):
Chapter 10 CNS Stimulants (pages 166–178):
Chapter 11 Tricyclic Antidepressants (pages 179–206):
Chapter 12 Endogenous Opioid Peptides (pages 207–211):
Chapter 13 Opioids and Opioid Antagonists (pages 212–223):
Chapter 14 Hormones (pages 224–233):
Chapter 15 Combinations (pages 234–240):

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