Role of Excitatory Amino Acids and Their Receptors in Bulbospinal Control of Cardiovascular Function

  • Frank J. Gordon
  • William T. Talman


Recent studies have provided strong support for a key role of excitatory amino acids (EAA) and their receptors in synaptic transmission within central cardiovascular pathways in the medulla oblongata and spinal cord. This chapter will summarize that support and areas of ongoing research.


NMDA Receptor Excitatory Amino Acid Nucleus Tractus Solitarius Kynurenic Acid Ventrolateral Medulla 
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