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The Role of Nanomedicine in the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders

  • Syed Tazib Rahaman
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Abstract

Neurodegenerative disorders are responsible for malfunctioning of brain and peripheral nervous system. The therapeutic drugs that are commonly utilized for the treatment of these disorders are not able to pass through the blood–brain barrier (BBB) as it permits passage of specific nutrients which are helpful for growth. Thus, nanotechnology (NT) can be very much valuable in solving this problem as there are different forms of nanomaterials that can act as efficient drug delivery systems and help in crossing the BBB and providing effective treatment for neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and many more. Thus, in this chapter, we tried to conglomerate all the recent developments related to neurodegenerative disorders and also provide a brief overview about the importance of nanotechnology in varied biomedical applications.

Keywords

Neurodegenerative disease Nanoparticles Blood–brain barrier Nanotechnology 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The author is thankful to GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, for providing financial support and facilities to carry out this review.

Conflicts of Interest

The author has declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Syed Tazib Rahaman
    • 1
  1. 1.GITAM Institute of Pharmacy, GITAM (Deemed to be University)VisakhapatnamIndia

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