It also can act as an excitotoxin
, over-stimulating and damaging or killing nerve cells.
Along with these prevalent dietary factors, stress and excitotoxin
exposure, which raise cortisol and other stress hormones, influence our physiological requirement for a variety of water-soluble nutrients (e.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is another toxic chemical and an excitotoxin
, as it is able to "overstimulate cells to death.
Pyrethrins act as an axionic excitotoxin
on bed bugs, which effectively paralyzes them by messing with the sodium channels that regulate their nerve cells.
Mitochondrial depolarization in glutamate-stimulated neurons: an early signal specific to excitotoxin
It serves as an excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain and is an excitotoxin
Double dissociations of the effects of amygdala and insular cortex lesions on conditioned taste aversion, passive avoidance, and neophobia in the rat using the excitotoxin
Behavioral disinhibition following basal forebrain excitotoxin
lesions: Alcohol consumption, defensive aggression, impulsivity and serotonin levels.
Domoic Acid (DA), a potent excitotoxin
produces hippocampal damage and functional lesions as seen in temporal lobe epilepsy.
But aspartame acts like an excitotoxin
, and excitotoxins
MSG is an excitotoxin
that works by overstimulating its nerve target.