In this chapter, no attempt has been made to give a complete overview of neurotransmission. Those wishing to obtain a fuller account of this rapidly growing area are recommended to consult the key review articles and monographs. This brief discourse on the nature of the adrenergic, cholinergic, serotonergic, dopaminergic and amino acid receptors should provide the reader with the basis upon which the actions of the various drugs mentioned in subsequent chapters may be better understood.
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