Neurosurgeons and Neurotoxicology
Neurotoxins are toxins that are damaging to nervous tissue (causing neurotoxicity). Neurotoxins are an in depth category of exogenous chemical neurological insults that may adversely have an effect on function in each developing and mature nervous tissue. The term also can be used to classify endogenous compounds, which, once abnormally contacted, will prove neurologically toxic. Although neurotoxins are typically neurologically harmful, their ability to specifically target neural components is vital within the study of nervous systems. Common examples of neurotoxins include lead, ethyl alcohol (drinking alcohol), manganese glutamate, nitric oxide,botulinum toxin (e.g. Botox), tetanus toxin, and tetrodotoxin. Some substances like nitric oxide and glutamate are indeed essential for correct function of the body and solely exert toxin effects at excessive concentrations.
- Track 1-1 Neurochemistry
- Track 2-2 Neurotoxicity of drugs
- Track 3-3 Mechanisms of nervous system disorders
- Track 4-4 Treatment of nervous system disorders