Handbook of Developmental Neurotoxicology

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The Handbook of Developmental Neurotoxicology provides a comprehensive account of the impacts, mechanisms, and clinical relevances of chemicals on the development of the nervous system. The book is written by internationally recognized experts on developmental neurotoxicology, covering subjects from basic neuro-development to toxic syndromes induced by various chemicals. It is an important text for both students and professionals who are interested in developmental neurobiology and neurotoxicology.

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* Written by internationally recognized experts on developmental neurotoxicology
* Includes extensive references
* Well illustrated with diagrams, charts and tables
* Provides coverage of basic neurobiology as well as neurotoxicology

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The influences of biological, chemical, and physical agents on the development of the nervous system is one of the most pressing issues facing today's toxicologists, and the researchers investigating this influence make vital contributions to the growing discipline of neurotoxicology. Neurotoxicants have and will continue to have significant impact on individuals and their families who deal with birth defects and neurological disorders resulting from chemical exposure, as well as on health care systems and economies dealing with the effects of these disorders on a wide scale.
The Handbook of Developmental Neurotoxicology provides a comprehensive view of the fundamental aspects of development, the agents involved, clinical syndromes induced, and risk assessment procedures for developmental neurotoxicants. The authors and editors are internationally recognized experts whose collaboration heralds a remarkable advance in the field, bridging developmental neuroscience with the principles of neurotoxicology.
The Handbook is an essential text for students and professionals in toxicology, neurotoxicology, developmental biology, pharmacology, and neuroscience.
Key Features:
* Comprehensive, up-to-date information on developmental neurotoxicology
* Well-illustrated material, with diagrams, charts, and tables
* Extensive references
* Compelling case studies

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William Slikker, Jr. is currently Director, Division of Neurotoxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research, Food and Drug Administration. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in the Departments of Pediatrics and Pharmacology and Toxicology, and at the University of Tennessee in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry. Dr. Slikker received his B.S. in Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Slikker has co-authored over 200 publications in the areas of pharmacokinetics, developmental toxicology, neurotoxicology, and risk assessment. He also serves on the editorial boards for a number of publications in his field.

Louis W. Chang is a Professor in the Departments of Pathology, Pharmacology, and Toxicology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He also served as the Director of the Toxicology Program and is the current Graduate Director of the Pathology Program in Arkansas. Aside from being the author of over 200 scientific articles, Dr. Chang also served on the editorial boards for a number of publications and scientific journals in his field. He is a well recognized scientist internationally. Dr. Chang has been recently elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and has become a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine. He received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, his M.S. in Anatomy and Histochemistry from the Tufts University School of Medicine, and his Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison Medical School. Dr. Chang also received education and training from Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine.

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