Gorazd Drevensek

University of Ljubljana Slovenia

Gorazd Drevenšek holds an MSc degree in Pharmacology and a PhD degree in Medical Sciences, both from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine. He started his research in cardiovascular pharmacology, modelling ischemic and reperfusion injuries and atherosclerotic processes. His focus is on pharmacological and toxicological evaluation of natural compounds as potential therapeutic agents with cardio- and neuro-protectant potential. His laboratory and research skills comprise methods used with isolated organs, in vivo animal pharmacology and human studies. His present engagement is with psychopharmacology-oriented research. Dr. Drevenšek teaches Psychopharmacology, Psychopharmacology of Mental Disorders and Molecular Basis of Neurodegenerative Diseases, for students of Biopsychology at the University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia, where he is involved in neuroscience research, coupling psychopharmacology to EEG and autonomic nervous system-based studies. At the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ljubljana, he is heading the Laboratory for Cardiovascular Pharmacology.

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The book provides chapters on sex hormones and their modulation in neurodegenerative processes and pathologies, from basic molecular mechanisms, physiology, gender differences, to neuroprotection and clinical aspects for potential novel pharmacotherapy approaches. The book contains 14 chapters written by authors from various biomedical professions, from basic researchers in biology and physiology to medicine and veterinary medicine, pharmacologists, psychiatrist, etc. Chapters sum up the past and current knowledge on sex hormones, representing original new insights into their role in brain functioning, mental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. The book is written for a broad range of audience, from biomedical students to highly profiled medical specialists and biomedical researchers, helping them to expand their knowledge on sex hormones in neurodegenerative processes and opening new questions for further investigation.

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