Neurochemistry

Neurochemistry

Neurochemistry is the specific study of cortical plasticity, neurogenesis and neural differentiation.

Contents

  • History 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

In the 1950s, neurochemistry became a recognized scientific research discipline.[1] The founding of neurochemistry as a discipline traces it origins to a series of "International Neurochemical Symposia", of which the first symposium volume published in 1954 was titled Biochemistry of the Developing Nervous System.[2] These meetings led to the formation of the International Society for Neurochemistry and the American Society for Neurochemistry. These early gatherings discussed the tentative nature of possible neurotransmitter substances such as acetylcholine, histamine, substance P, and serotonin. By 1972, ideas were more concrete. Neurochemicals such as norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin were classified as "putative neurotransmitters in certain neuronal tracts in the brain."

See also

References

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External links

  • Basic Neurochemistry online, searchable textbook.
  • American Society for Neurochemistry