This Seventh Edition of Basic Neurochemistry: Molecular, Cellular and Medical Aspects is appearing near to the 50th anniversary of the founding of neurochemistry as a discipline. This seems an appropriate time to examine the progress of neurochemistry and of this book. To make this brief, we will look at only two topics, which may be considered “defining” neurochemical subjects: chemical neurotransmission, and learning and memory. Fifty years ago, our understanding of the former was rudimentary and the latter could hardly be discussed in terms of credible biochemical hypotheses, although it was recognized in the preface to the first edition of Basic Neurochemistry (BN1) in 1972, that a thorough molecular understanding of learning and memory will be an ultimate achievement.
Basic Neurochemistry: Molecular, Cellular and Medical Aspects, the outstanding and comprehensive classic text on neurochemistry, is now newly updated and revised in its Seventh Edition. This well-established text has been accepted worldwide as a resource for postgraduate trainees and teachers in neurology, psychiatry, and basic neuroscience, as well as for graduate and postgraduate students and instructors in the neurosciences. It is an excellent source of current information on basic biochemical processes in brain function and disease for qualifying examinations and continuing medical education.
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