Ashgate Handbook of Autonomic Nervous System Agents

  • ID: 2181613
  • Book
  • 498 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) supplies all innervated structures of the body other than skeletal muscle, and its effects are therefore pervasive. The range of available ANS–active compounds can effectively modulate any or all body systems. The ANS–active agents include drugs used to treat a wide spectrum of conditions including hypertension, myocardial insufficiency, migraine, nasal congestion, obesity, Parkinson s disease, and glaucoma. Drugs from an array of therapeutic categories, including vasodilators, muscle relaxants, gastroprokinetics, and bronchodilators, can be classified as ANS agents.

This Handbook contains records for all the major drugs that mimic or block the actions of ANS neurotransmitters or whose activities involve a direct effect on ANS neurotransmitter production, destruction or reuptake, or on junctional transmission. Monographs are provided for 1,996 ANS agents. For each main entry, the following information is provided: the chemical name and a list of proprietary names and synonyms; the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number; the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) number, and the Merck Index (12th edition) number. The physical properties of each compound are described and the known biological activity and indicated applications are presented. The structure of each compound is provided, together with a summary of the acute toxicity data associated with it, and the manufacturers and suppliers of the drug are also given. Indexes, including a master index of names and synonyms, are appended.

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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

How to Use This Book.

Glossary of Units.

Abbreviations and Symbols.

Part I: Main Entries.

Adrenergic Antagonists.

Adrenomimetics.

Anticholinergic Agents.

Cholinomimetics.

Neuromuscular Junction/Ganglionic Agents.

Part II: Indexes.

CAS Registry Number Index.

EINECS Number Index.

Name and synonym Index.

Part III: Manufacturer and Suppliers Directory.

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G.W.A Milne was a Senior Researcher at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, USA for 35 years where he worked on the use of spectroscopy for structure determination of organic compounds, and on molecular modeling in the design of drugs for the treatment of cancer and AIDS. He has been active for many years in the fields of chemical information and chemical computation and is the Editor of the American Chemical Society sJournal of Chemical Information and Computer Science; Gardner sChemical Synonyms and Trade Names, Eleventh Edition (Ashgate); andDrugs: Synonyms and Properties (Ashgate).
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