excitatory excitatory

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Without a proper chemical check on excitatory messages set off by drugs, the brain never appreciates that it's been satiated.

News

  1. Low doses of antianxiety drugs rebalance autistic brain, study shows

    New research in mice suggests that autism is characterized by reduced activity of inhibitory neurons and increased activity of excitatory neurons in the brain, but balance can be restored with low doses of a well-known class of drugs currently used in much higher doses to treat anxiety and epileptic seizures. The findings point to a new therapeutic approach to managing autism.
    on March 19, 2014     Source: Science Daily

  2. Low doses of antianxiety drugs rebalance the autistic brain

    ( Cell Press ) New research in mice suggests that autism is characterized by reduced activity of inhibitory neurons and increased activity of excitatory neurons in the brain, but balance can be restored with low doses of a well-known class of drugs currently used in much higher doses to treat anxiety and epileptic seizures. The findings, which are reported in the March 19 issue of the Cell Press ...
    on March 19, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

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