Accession Number : AD0747042

Title :   Exploring the Brain with Drugs,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF PHARMACOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Marrazzi,Amedeo S.

Report Date : 11 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Based on present data it is suggested that exploration of the brain with drugs allows also exploration of the mind, for which it is the substrate. Drugs may be used to increase understanding of cerebral function in health and disease and to assess functional disintegration as in brain damage, ageing, mental retardation and mental disturbance. Proposed clinical yardsticks based on this could be used for diagnosis, for evaluation of therapy, for screening populations for individuals in need of preventive or prophylactic care and in the evaluation of new drugs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BRAIN, *DRUGS), (*PSYCHIATRY, DRUGS), CHEMOTHERAPY, NEUROLOGY, BEHAVIOR, PSYCHOTROPIC AGENTS, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, PHARMACOLOGY

Subject Categories : Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE