Neurology overview

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Abstract

The neurological effect of the magnesium ion (Mg2+) has long been well recognized as a blocker of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. Recent reports indicate that Mg2+ plays an important role in brain disease and injury. Mg2+ deficiency causes severe brain function damage. Although the mechanism is unclear with respect to neurological functions, neuroprotective effects have been widely investigated. The neurological requirements of Mg2+ are still unknown, unlike those of Ca2+. The recent development of analytical technologies has made it possible to investigate the effect of Mg2+ in real time. This chapter discusses a wide variety of neurological effects induced by Mg2+ and includes fundamental and clinical research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Perspectives in Magnesium Research
Subtitle of host publicationNutrition and Health
PublisherSpringer London
Pages333-337
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1846283884, 9781846283888
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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