The Physiology of Synapses by John C. EcclesThe Physiology of Synapses by John C. Eccles

The Physiology of Synapses

byJohn C. Eccles

Paperback | January 1, 1964

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I must thank my friend, Professor HANS WEBER, for being, as it were, the prime mover in causing this book to be written. He persuaded me in 1960 to contribute a review to the Ergebnisse der Physiologie. As originally planned, it was to be relatively short. However, the interest and scope of the whole subject of synapses stimulated me to write a much more comprehensive and extensive account. I was not even then satisfied, particularly as so many new and attractive investigations and ideas were being evolved during and after the writing of this review; and during the writing of this book most interesting developments are occurring in so many centres of research. Through the kind cooperation of my friends I have been given the opportunity to quote and even to illustrate from these new and fascinating developments before their final publication. There would be some justification if the author were to make the claim that this book is the fruit of a life-time of enquiry into the physiology of synapses. In 1927 the subject of Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses was chosen for investigation in the course leading to the Oxford D. Phil. But there have been such remarkable developments during the last 12 years that in this book very little reference will be made to work earlier than 1951 except in the historical introductions.
Title:The Physiology of SynapsesFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 1964Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. The development of ideas on the synapse.- II. Structural features of chemically transmitting synapses.- III. Physiological properties of chemically transmitting synapses in the resting state.- IV. Excitatory postsynaptic responses to presynaptic impulses.- V. Excitatory transmitter substances.- VI. The release of transmitter by presynaptic impulses.- VII. The generation of impulses by the excitatory postsynaptic potential and the endplate potential.- VIII. The presynaptic terminals of chemically transmitting synapses.- IX. Excitatory synapses operating by electrical transmission.- X. The postsynaptic electrical events produced by chemically transmitting inhibitory synapses.- XI. The ionic mechanism generating the inhibitory postsynaptic potential.- XII. Inhibitory transmitter substances.- XIII. Pathways responsible for postsynaptic inhibitory action.- XIV. Inhibitory synapses operating by electrical transmission.- XV. Presynaptic inhibition.- XVI. The trophic and plastic properties of synapses.- Epilogue.- References.