Central nervous system modulators from the oceans

Kh Tanvir Ahmed, Neil Lax, Kevin Tidgewell

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Today much of what we know about the neurochemistry and function of the central nervous system (CNS) has been aided by the use of natural products.1 Many of the receptors within the CNS were discovered by studying their interactions with natural products; for example, research on opium alkaloids from Papaver somniferum L. (Papaveraceae) guided researchers to the discovery of the opioid receptors and has helped to elucidate the mechanism of antinociception mediated by these receptors.1-3 In this case, ethnopharmacological knowledge has aided the identication and study of.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarine Biomedicine
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Beach to Bedside
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781466582132
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Chemistry


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