Receptors for Excitotoxins

  • Peter J. Roberts
  • George A. Foster
Part of the Wenner-Gren Center International Symposium Series book series (WGCISS)


“Excitotoxins” represent a very special group of neurotoxic substances, in that they act upon specific somatic and dendritic receptors such that if the excitation produced is of sufficient magnitude, the neurones die.


NMDA Receptor Glutamate Receptor Excitatory Amino Acid Kainic Acid Quinolinic Acid 
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  • Peter J. Roberts
    • 1
  • George A. Foster
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology and PharmacologyUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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