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Author Veljkovic, Emilija, author

Title Nicotine and other tobacco compounds in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases : overview of epidemiological data on smoking and preclinical and clinical data on nicotine / Emilija Veljkovic, Wenhao Xia, Blaine Phillips, Ee Tsin Wong, Jenny Ho, Alberto Oviedo, Julia Hoeng, Manuel Peitsch
Published London : Academic Press, 2018
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Summary Nicotine and Other Tobacco Compounds in Neurodegenerative and Psychiatric Diseases: Epidemiological Data on Smoking and Preclinical and Clinical Data on Nicotine provides a comprehensive summary of the epidemiological data on smoking and several neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression and ADHD, as well as preclinical and clinical data on the effects of nicotine. Despite the obvious and undisputed harmful nature of smoking, evidence suggests that some tobacco and tobacco smoke-derived constituents may offer neuroprotective effects, possibly in combinations, rather than individually. This unprecedented book describes the complex relationships between smoking and neurological disease and the bioactive compounds found in tobacco. It provides a comprehensive review of nicotine and other compounds found in tobacco plant, with scientific evidence of neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects that may act in conjunction with nicotine to exert neuroprotective effects observed in smokers. By presenting findings beyond harmful cigarette smoke effects, attention can be drawn to individual compounds of tobacco that may serve as inspiration for further therapy development
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 10, 2018)
Subject Nicotine addiction -- Treatment.
Neuroprotective agents.
Nervous System Diseases -- prevention & control
Nervous System Diseases -- therapy
Neurodegenerative Diseases -- prevention & control
Neurodegenerative Diseases -- therapy
Neuroprotective Agents
Nicotine -- therapeutic use
Tobacco Smoking
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Neuroprotective agents
Nicotine addiction -- Treatment
Form Electronic book
Author Xia, Wenhao, author
Phillips, Blaine, author
Wong, Ee Tsin, author
Ho, Jenny J. L., author.
Casado, Alberto Oviedo, author
Hoeng, Julia, author
Peitsch, Manuel Claude, author.
ISBN 9780128129234