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Pharmacological and Biophysical Agents and Behavior Ernest Furchtgott

Pharmacological and Biophysical Agents and Behavior

Ernest Furchtgott

Published November 14th 2014
ISBN : 9781322292021
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Pharmacological and Biophysical Agents and Behavior is a compendium of papers that discusses the effects of radiations, drugs, or other similar agents on human behavior. This collection is a reference guide to the analysis of behavioral effects ofMorePharmacological and Biophysical Agents and Behavior is a compendium of papers that discusses the effects of radiations, drugs, or other similar agents on human behavior. This collection is a reference guide to the analysis of behavioral effects of other agents such as those produced by radiation, hypoxia. or thermal stress. One paper reviews the effects of material or corpuscular radiations and electromagnetic radiations that even low doses occurring during the prenatal stage can result in permanent behavioral deficits. Another paper notes that any hazards resulting from the increasing use of microwave generating devices should be investigated as the possibility of such subtle hazards can affect learning, emotional, and personality behaviors. One paper analyzes the chronic effects of thermal stress on behavior, as well as those of convulsants (strychnine) and general stimulants (caffeine). The book also reviews the effects of sympathomimetic amines on emotional behavior, sleep, activity, food intake, and temperature regulation. This compendium can prove beneficial for pharmacologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, students, and professors in related disciplines.