Potentially Neuroprotective and Therapeutic Properties of Nitrous Oxide and Xenon

@article{Abraini2005PotentiallyNA,
  title={Potentially Neuroprotective and Therapeutic Properties of Nitrous Oxide and Xenon},
  author={J. Abraini and H. N. David and M. Lemaire},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={1053}
}
Abstract: Despite the beneficial effects of prototypical glutamatergic receptor antagonists in animal models, the pharmacological attempts by the use of such agents have met with very limited clinical success because these compounds produce adverse side effects and possess an intrinsic neurotoxicity at neuroprotective and therapeutic concentrations. Interestingly, nitrous oxide and xenon, which are anesthetic gases with a remarkably safe clinical profile, have been shown to be effective… Expand
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