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Nursing School: Pharm Mnemonics


NMDA receptor antagonists are a class of anesthetics that work to antagonize, or inhibit the action of, the N-methyl d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR). They are used as anesthesia for animals and, less commonly, for humans; the state of anesthesia they induce is referred to as dissociative anesthesia. Memantine is an uncompetitive NMDA channel blocker. Memantine is the first in a novel class of Alzheimer's disease medications acting on the glutamatergic system by blocking NMDA glutamate…


There is evidence that NMDA receptor antagonists can cause a certain type of neurotoxicity or brain damage referred to as Olney's Lesions in rodents, although such damage has never been conclusively observed in primates like humans. However, adolescent cynomolgus monkeys that were injected daily for six months with the non-competitive NMDA antagonist ketamine showed decreased locomotor activity and increased apoptosis of cells in their prefrontal cortices.


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Nursing/Pharmacy Mnemonics and Tips: Where was this when I was studying for the PTCB Exam?

from The Economist

Novel drugs for depression

sniffing at a new solution for 'chemical imbalance' in monoamines eg serotonin that mediate feelings as cause of depressive mental illnesses. A nasal aerosol mimics the effect of another neurotransmitter glutamate using the anaesthetizing drug ketamine to aim at human brain's NMDA receptors | image: The Economist

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