Accession Number : ADA304800

Title :   Serotonin and the Scientific Basis of Anti-Emetic Therapy,

Corporate Author : OXFORD UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM) DEPT OF PHARMACOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Reynolds, D. J. ; Andrews, Paul L. ; Davis, Christipher J.

PDF Url : ADA304800

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 282

Abstract : Vomiting is perhaps the most complex reflex response which makes extensive use of the autonomic and motor systems. Involved in the reflex activity are salivation. spasmodic respiratory movement effected by the antagonistic action of the inspiratory and expiratory musculature, gastrointestinal reactions of a specialised nature and posture characteristics of the head. body and appendages typically adapted to the process of expulsion of the gastric contents. In addition, there are psychological and cardiovascular effects which fit into the total integrated response (l).

Descriptors :   *SEROTONIN, *GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM, *ANTIEMETICS, *EMESIS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, RESPONSE, THERAPY, MUSCLES, POSTURE(GENERAL), PSYCHOLOGY, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, PHARMACOLOGICAL ANTAGONISTS, REFLEXES.

Subject Categories : Pharmacology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE