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Focus on Mental Retardation Research
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Editors: Marina I. Carson
Book Description:
Mental retardation is a term for a pattern of persistently slow learning of basic motor and language skills ("milestones") during childhood, and a significantly below-normal global intellectual capacity as an adult. One common criterion for diagnosis of mental retardation is a tested intelligence quotient (IQ) of 70 or below.This new book examines new and critical research and issues in the field.

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Preface

Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1 - Pharamacological Modulation of GABA, Glutamate and Acetylcholine Receptor-Mediated Neurotransmission Holds Promise for the Development of Novel Medication Strategies for Mental Retardation: Overview and Hypotheses; pp. 1-27
(Stephen I. Deutsch, Richard B. Rosse, Barbara L. Schwartz, Mental Health Service Line, Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, Dept. of Psychiatry, Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine, Washington, DC)

Chapter 2 - Searching For Cause: Consideration Of The Co-Occurrence of MR and Other Conditions (Searching for Cause: Consideration of the Co-Occurrence of Mental Retardation and Other Conditions);
pp. 29-47
(Laura L. Jelliffe-Pawlowski, California Dept. of Health, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch)

Chapter 3 - Genomic Imprinting and Mental Retardation: Angelman and Prader-Willi Syndromes; pp. 49-76
(AK Thomson, School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan Univ., Western Australia, EJ Glasson, School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan Univ., Western Australia, School of Population Health, Univ. of Western Australia, AH Bittles, School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan Univ., Western Australia, Centre for Comparative Genomics, Murdoch Univ., Western Australia)

Chapter 4 - Molecular Mechanisms of Mental Retardation in Down Syndrome; pp. 77-134
(Mohammed Rachidi, Carmela Lopes, Lab. of Genetic Dysregulation Models, Univ. of French Polynesia, Dept. of Sciences, Tahiti, French Polynesia)

Chapter 5 - Down Syndrome and Immunity; pp. 135-151
(Diego Franciotta, Annapia Verri, Luigi Nespoli, Lab. of Neuroimmunology and (AV) Dept. of Clinical Neurology, IRCCS, Foundation "Neurological Institute C. Mondino", Univ. of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, Dept. of Pediatrics, Univ. of the Insubria, Varese, Italy)

Chapter 6 - New Insights into X-linked Mental Retardation: From Clinical to Molecular Approaches; pp. 153-184
(CB Santos-Reboucas, MMG Pimentel, Dept. of Cell Biology and Genetics, State Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

Chapter 7 - Cardiac Dysautonomia and Mental Retardation;
pp. 185-208
(Maurizio Acampa, Dept. of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences Univ. of Siena, Siena, Italy, Francesca Guideri, Section of Clinical Immunology)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-647-1
   Status: AV
  
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