The general class of stimulant drugs includes agents as diverse as nicotine, amphetamines and a variety of psychomimetics. This has been the most valuable group of psychotropic drugs for examining the regulation of emotional behavior by neurotransmitters. In this volume amphetamines and related stimulants are discussed in terms of their structure-activity relations, biochemical and behavioral actions in animals, and clinical uses. Specific topics covered include the use of amphetamines and other agents in child psychiatry, plants as the source of psychomimetic drugs throughout history, and the behavioral actions of smoking in relation to nicotine.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||I-XVI + 476p.|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1978|
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