Neurotoxicology of heavy metals: Synaptic transmission as influenced by mono- and divalent metalcations
Divalent, essential cations like magnesium-, zink- or calciumions play a pivotal role in many biological processes and are effective in relatively low concentrations. In many organs the action of heavy metals is manifested by an interaction with the physiological functions especially of calcium, i.e. in the nervous system the regulation of transmitter-release in synaptic transmission.
KeywordsMagnesium Cobalt Cadmium Acetylcholine Thallium
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