The following resources provide supplemental information that pertains to the topic in this module.
M Spinella (2001) The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine: Plant Drugs that Alter Mind, Brain, and Behavior. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
JA Nathanson, EJ Hunnicutt, L Kantham and C Scavone (1993) Cocaine as a naturally occurring insecticide. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 90:9645-9648.
RR Levine, CA Walsh and RD Schwartz-Bloom (2000) Pharmacology: Drug Actions and Reactions. 6th Edition, Parthenon Publishing (London)
RD Schwartz (1995) “The Brain and the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates and Marijuana”, Teaching Packet for Neuroscientists, Produced for NIDA. http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/teaching-packets/brain-actions-cocaine-opiates-marijuana/section-i-introduction-to-brain
G Gross de Nunez and RD Schwartz-Bloom (1997) “Animated Neuroscience & The Actions of Nicotine, Cocaine and Marijuana in the Brain”, 3-D Computer-Animated Video, SAVANTES, Durham, NC. Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Princeton, NJ. http://www.films.com
A review of different types of alkaloids from various plants is found at the following websites. However, not all of the pharmacological information is correct. http://waynesword.palomar.edu/chemid2.htm#alkaloids
Reference to diosgenin in Dioscorea (yams) is found as well at: http://waynesword.palomar.edu/plsept96.htm