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NMDA receptors and their interactions with other excitatory amino acid receptors in synaptic transmission in the mammalian central nervous system

T. E. SALT

in The NMDA Receptor

Second edition

Published in print February 1995 | ISBN: 9780192625021
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191724701 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625021.003.0010
NMDA receptors and their interactions with other excitatory amino acid receptors in synaptic transmission in the mammalian central nervous system

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This chapter seeks to review some of the electrophysiological work which has been carried out using excitatory amino acid antagonists. A selection of studies of brain areas has been chosen for review in an attempt to draw out similarities in receptor function in synaptic transmission: a common feature of these areas is that they have been the subject of intensive study, often using different electrophysiological techniques. A technique which has been widely used in studies of excitatory amino acid synaptic pharmacology, both in vivo and in vitro, is iontophoresis.

Keywords: NMDA receptors; iontophoresis; synaptic transmission; excitatory amino acid antagonists; electrophysiology

Chapter.  9020 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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