Synaptic Transmission in the CNS

Producer: British Pharmacological Society

This program aims to teach the basic principles of chemical transmission at synapses in the CNS. It is divided into several sections accessed from the main menu: Introduction; Neuronal structure (structure of the neurone, sites of excitation, neurotransmitter chemicals and their chemical characterisation, basis of resting and action potentials); Synaptic transmission (the transmission process, synthesis, storage, release, termination of effects); Neurotransmitters and postsynaptic receptors (ligand-gated ion channels and G-protein coupled receptors); Neurotransmitters and neuronal excitability (generation and properties of EPSPs and IPSPs and their interaction to determine excitability).


Year of production: Revised 2002 Medium: CD-ROM; world wide web System requirements: CD-ROM version Windows only; internet version both Windows and Macintosh Price: £75.00 (UK Higher Education only); £250.00 (others). Prices include full multiuser site licence for unlimited copies, tutor’s guide, and telephone support. For internet version price contact the source