By Gaetano Di Chiara

Dopamine used to be at the beginning considered as an insignificant precursor of noradrenaline, yet has steadily won its current prestige of a standard objective for significant drug sessions and a substrate for a few simple features and dysfunctions of the critical anxious approach. The clinical curiosity has shifted from often motor parts of the striatum to commonly limbic ones because the nucleus accumbens and its afferent parts, the prefrontal cortex, the hippocampal formation and the basolateral amygdala. This double quantity presents a scientific account of the anatomy, body structure, neurochemistry, molecular biology and behavioural pharmacology of dopamine within the CNS. - the 1st quantity offers with the historical past of dopamine, the anatomy of dopamine neurons, the biochemistry and molecular biology of dopamine uptake websites and of dopamine receptors.

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