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 (no͝or′ō-tŏk′sĭn, nyo͝or′-)
A toxin that damages or destroys nerve tissue.

neu′ro·tox′ic (-tŏk′sĭk) adj.
neu′ro·tox·ic′i·ty (-tŏk-sĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


(Medicine) med toxicity, or the level thereof, to the nervous system


n. neurotoxicidad.
1. la capacidad de una sustancia o agente de destruir o lesionar el tejido nervioso;
2. acción tóxica destructiva, sistema nervioso.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Gene expression in specific cells and in specific regions can provide a more precise, neuroprotective approach than traditional treatments for neurological diseases.
Until now, many researchers have attempted to find neuroprotective actions of medical plants and their components and studied their mechanisms of ischemia-induced neuronal death, such as glutamate-induced excitotoxicity, oxidative stress by excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and glial activation-mediated inflammatory response.
CDNF (Cerebral Dopamine Neutrophic Factor) is an endoplasmic reticulum located and secreted protein with neuroprotective and neurorestorative properties.
Fortunately, many studies have demonstrated that in addition to controlling clinical symptoms, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and atypical antipsychotics all have neuroprotective effects, including stimulating neurogenesis, preventing apoptosis, and increasing neurotrophins.
Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of p-tyrosol in the global cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (GC1) model.
Over 500 products have been investigated for neuroprotective effects including those from the categories of free radical scavengers, anti-excitotoxic agents, apoptosis (programmed cell death) inhibitors, anti-inflammatory agents, neurotrophic factors, metal ion chelators, ion channel modulators and gene therapy.
Mind-NRG said it will use the funding to assess the mechanism of NRG-101a[euro](tm)s neuroprotective effect in Parkinsona[euro](tm)s disease, seeking to advance the compound to proof-of-concept studies in patients.
Neuroprotective effects of inhaled lavender oil on scopolamine-induced dementia via anti-oxidative activities in rats.
It is interesting to confirm the neuroprotective effects mediated through M1 mAChR using PC12 cells, since PC12 cells as a common model to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of certain compounds, endogenously express mAChRs, predominantly the M1 mAChR.
Purpose: The aim of our study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of topical (X-tocopherol in optic nerve crush model of rat and to compare its efficacy with that of systemic [alpha]-tocopherol.
We investigated the neuroprotective effects of CoQ10 against Amyloid beta(25-35) (A[beta](25-35))-induced neurotoxicity in rat cortical neurons.