neurosteroid

neu·ro·ster·oid

(nū'rō-stēr'oyd),
Steroid produced within the brain.
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In addition to the "fight or flight" responses to stress--the secretion of adrenaline and cortisol hormones--our bodies produce DHEA, a neurosteroid, that helps us recover from stress and makes the body and brain healthier and more resilient, McGonigal said in a recent interview-.
PRV-002 is a fully synthetic non-naturally occurring neurosteroid administered through the nasal cavity.
Despite the importance of the GABA receptor complex (GABA-RC) for the normal function of the CNS, data from human studies describing the role of DHEA, DHEA-S, and other neurosteroid modulators of the GABA-RC are limited (18,19).
Used since the 1970s as an avian anesthetic, the neurosteroid alfaxalone has been reformulated to avoid side effects from its castor oil excipient.
Allopregnanolone, also known as Allo, is a neurosteroid found in the brain and bloodstream.
The relevance of this novel neurosteroid sensor and its regulatory pathways on skin sensory functions will be analysed in several functional assays at the organ and behavioural levels using transgenic animal models.
Normally, the effects of cortisol are balanced by high brain concentrations of the neurosteroid dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).
Reinstatement of ethanol and sucrose seeking by the neurosteroid allopregnanolone in C57BL/6 mice.
There is evidence supporting a neurotrophic effect of vitamin D (Annweiler 2010) and that vitamin D may regulate neurotransmission by acting like a neurosteroid hormone (Buell et al 2008).
Dr Power and his team at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, noticed MS sufferers had significantly low amounts of the neurosteroid allopregnanolone.
Endocrine Disrupting Chemical Atrazine Causes Degranulation through Gq/11 Protein-Coupled Neurosteroid Receptor in Mast Cells.
They measured serum neurosteroid levels at baseline and after subjects reached a target blood alcohol level of 0.