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Common drugs and treatments 

Common drugs and treatments
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Common drugs and treatments
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10.1093/med/9780199547340.003.0005
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date: 28 November 2020

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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