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Common drugs and treatments 

Common drugs and treatments
Common drugs and treatments
Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing

Neurotransmitters 114

Intravenous immunoglobulin 116

Steroids 118

Immunosuppressants 120

Analgesia 122

Levodopa and drugs for Parkinson’s disease 124

Disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis 126

Anti-epileptic drugs 128

Therapeutic plasma exchange 130

Naturally occurring neurotransmitters are chemicals that relay signals from the pre-synaptic nerve terminal across the synapse to a receptor in the post-synaptic neuron. They are released as a calcium-dependent process and synthesized and terminated within the neuron they are released from. Synthetic neurotransmitter must mimic the effect of the natural neurotransmitter, when applied exogenously....

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