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PrefacePrinciples of PharmacologyStructure and Function of the Nervous SystemChemical Signaling by Neurotransmitters and HormonesMethods of Research in PsychopharmacologyCatecholaminesSerotoninAcetylcholineGlutamate and GABADrug Abuse and AddictionAlcoholThe OpioidsPsychomotor Stimulants: Cocaine and the AmphetaminesNicotine and CaffeineMarijuana and the CannabinoidsHallucinogens, PCP, and KetamineInhalants, GHB, and Anabolic-Androgenic SteroidsDisorders of Anxiety and Impulsivity and the Drugs Used to Treat These DisordersAffective Disorders: Antidepressants and Mood StabilizersSchizophrenia: Antipsychotic DrugsNeurodegenerative Diseases, by Jennifer R. Yates, Ohio Wesleyan UniversityGlossaryReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Index

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Jerrold S. Meyer is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and former Director of the interdeparmental Neuroscience and Behavior Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Linda F. Quenzer is Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Hartford.

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"This is the best textbook out there. The prose is easy to understand, the examples are clear, and the illustrations make complex information easy to follow." --Jeffrey Rudski, Muhlenberg College "The material is timely, thorough, and more up-to-date than many texts available. I would consider using this book for my courses. I like the book so much I would love to read the entire book." --Cheryl Kirstein, University of South Florida, Tampa "I believe that the textbook is an amazing resource, it cites so many pivotal sources and it gives the students a very well rounded picture of psychopharmacology. I think that as long as you keep the content current, you are doing an amazing job!" --Matthew Clasen, American University

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