neurotoxicity

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neurotoxicity

[‚nu̇·ro·täk′sis·əd·ē]
(medicine)
Adverse effects on the structure or function of the central and/or peripheral nervous system caused by exposure to a toxic chemical, symptoms include muscle weakness, loss of sensation and motor control, tremors, cognitive alterations, and autonomic nervous system dysfunction.
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"These findings warrant continued investigation into the potential neuroprotective effects of polyphenols in at-risk newborns, such as those with hypoxic-ischemic injury," the researcher added.
These new results further support the neuroprotective properties of intranasally delivered ST266 in mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis -induced experimental optic neuritis.
While testing 400 different plant extracts and flavonoids, researchers from the Salk Institute discovered that yerba santa contains the flavanone sterubin, which has neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects.
Our identification of sterubin as a potent neuroprotective component of a native California plant called Yerba santa (Eriodictyon californicum) is a promising step in that direction."
Based on the findings, different mechanisms, separately or concomitantly, might contribute to the neuroprotective effects of Hsd .
Professor Christian Holscher, who led the research, said: "These very promising outcomes demonstrate the efficacy of these novel multiple receptor drugs that originally were developed to treat type 2 diabetes but have shown consistent neuroprotective effects in several studies." Type 2 diabetes is known to be a risk factor for Alzheimer's.
As mentioned above, the regulation of MPO levels in microglia by resveratrol provide its neuroprotective ability [18].
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Gene expression in specific cells and in specific regions can provide a more precise, neuroprotective approach than traditional treatments for neurological diseases.
Researchers said tea contains antioxidants and neuroprotective chemicals which have been linked to a lowered risk of serious conditions.
MEDICINAL: Tea contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective chemicals, the research notes.
In previous studies, various biological elements and substances have been used and their neuroprotective effects on the central and peripheral nervous systems have shown (5-7).