excitotoxins

ex·ci·to·tox·ins

(ek-sī'tō-toks'ins),
Toxins that bind to certain receptors (for example, certain glutamate receptors) and may cause neuronal cell death; excitotoxins may be involved in brain damage associated with strokes.
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The cascade of events that follow include release of endogenous excitotoxins that lead to apoptosis.
Taken together, oxidative stress, accumulation of endogenous cell metabolism products, excitotoxins like glutamate, toxic proteins, and a decrease of trophic factors can lead to apoptotic events of neurodegeneration [108,109].
16) Lithium's ability to stimulate neural stem cell production may prove to be of significant benefit in individuals recovering from spinal cord injury and neurological injuries caused by severe trauma (TBI, traumatic brain injury), dietary and environmental excitotoxins (mercury, aspartame, monosodium glutamate), and substance abuse.
Scientists warn against neurotoxins and excitotoxins.
15) The other reasons include generation of excitotoxins, ROS, and toxins produced by the parasite.
Children's brains are four times more are more susceptible to damage from excitotoxins like aspartame than those of adults and react with ADD ADHD type symptoms, impaired learning, depression and nausea.
He was instructed to eliminate as many as possible excitotoxins products including MSG and NutraSweet[R].
Fluoride in drinking water has been proven to lower IQ; Aspartame and MSG are excitotoxins which excite brain cells until they die; and easy access to the fast food that contains these poisons generally has created a population that lacks focus and motivation for any type of active lifestyle.
In experimental models, increased brain temperature and cerebral ischemia produced a chain reaction, resulting in increased levels of excitotoxins and reactive oxygen species (also known as oxygen free radicals), unstable cell membranes, and an increased number of abnormal electrical depolarizations.
Welcome to Sicko Nation: Swimming in a toxic soup of 100,000 synthetic chemicals--carcinogens, neurotoxins, hormone disruptors, immune suppressors, excitotoxins .