Hypoxia, excitotoxicity, and neuroprotection in the hippocampal slice preparation.

Abstract

The excitotoxic hypothesis postulates a central role for the excitatory amino acids (EAAs) and their receptors in the neuronal damage that ensues cerebral ischemia-hypoxia and numerous other brain disorders. A major premise of the excitotoxic hypothesis is that neuronal protection can be achieved via blockade of EAA receptors with specific antagonists. This… (More)

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