Hypoglycemia-induced neuronal damage prevented by an N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist.

  title={Hypoglycemia-induced neuronal damage prevented by an N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist.},
  author={Tadeusz Wieloch},
  volume={230 4726},
The possibility that neuronal damage due to hypoglycemia is induced by agonists acting on the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor was investigated in the rat caudate nucleus. Local injections of an NMDA receptor antagonist, 2-amino-7-phosphonoheptanoic acid, were performed before induction of 30 minutes of reversible, insulin-induced, hypoglycemic coma. Neuronal necrosis in these animals after 1 week of recovery was reduced 90 percent compared to that in saline-injected animals. The results… CONTINUE READING