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April 1992

NMDA Antagonist Protection From Neuronal Injury

Author Affiliations

From the University Hospital, London, Ontario.

Arch Neurol. 1992;49(4):421. doi:10.1001/archneur.1992.00530280115033

The discovery that excitatory amino acids can mediate brain damage has opened the way to new potential therapies through drugs that counter their effects. We are at the difficult stage between the excitement of discovery and the sobriety of proof.

All the contributors agree that N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) antagonists prevent neuronal injury "in vitro"

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