The neurochemical basis of cognitive deficits induced by brain iron deficiency: involvement of dopamine-opiate system.

@article{Youdim2000TheNB,
  title={The neurochemical basis of cognitive deficits induced by brain iron deficiency: involvement of dopamine-opiate system.},
  author={Moussa B. H. Youdim and Shlomo Yehuda},
  journal={Cellular and molecular biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={491-500}
}
Iron is an essential element in maintaining normal structure and functions of the central nervous system. Dangerous effects of decreases in the bioavailability of iron in the brain are shown to affect brain biochemistry, neurotransmitters production and function, mainly in the dopamine-opiate systems well as cognitive functions (learning and memory) and a number of physiological variables such motor activity and thermoregulation. Recent research has shown the added complications and deficits… CONTINUE READING