Drugs of Abuse and Experimental Autoimmune Diseases

  • William D. Lyman
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 288)


Despite efforts to treat inflammatory demyelinating diseases effectively, present therapies fall short of ideal goals (1,2). With respect to multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease of this type (3) that affects the human central nervous system (CNS), current therapies run the gamut from the use of immunosuppressive and synthetic drugs (4–7) to plasmapheresis (8) and to hyperbaric oxygen (9).


Multiple Sclerosis Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis Myelin Basic Protein Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis Chronic Relapse 


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  • William D. Lyman
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  1. 1.Departments of Pathology and NeuroscienceAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

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