- 1990 ----- color ----- 24 min ----- vhs
Animation details the mechanisms controlling the operation of nerves. Coverage includes the formation and propagation of Action Potentials, the action of voltage activate and ligand gated ion channels, the transmission of nerve signals across synapses, and the role of transmitters, agonists, antagonists, and second messengers. Rapid growth in research in the field has aided in the search for new drugs to treat such disorders as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, stroke prevention, depression and anxiety. Techniques used in studying brain slices and single neurons are demonstrated.
- Topics: (Biology, Medicine, Physiology)