Neurology overview

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The neurological effect of the magnesium ion (Mg2+) has long been well recognized as a blocker of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. Recent reports indicate that Mg2+ plays an important role in brain disease and injury. Mg2+ deficiency causes severe brain function damage. Although the mechanism is unclear with respect to neurological functions, neuroprotective effects have been widely investigated. The neurological requirements of Mg2+ are still unknown, unlike those of Ca2+. The recent development of analytical technologies has made it possible to investigate the effect of Mg2+ in real time. This chapter discusses a wide variety of neurological effects induced by Mg2+ and includes fundamental and clinical research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Perspectives in Magnesium Research
Subtitle of host publicationNutrition and Health
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1846283884, 9781846283888
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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