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.
|Title of host publication||New Perspectives in Magnesium Research|
|Subtitle of host publication||Nutrition and Health|
|Number of pages||5|
|ISBN (Print)||1846283884, 9781846283888|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Dec 1|
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