Classification of neurotoxic responses based on vulnerability of cellular sites

Herbert H. Schaumburg, Peter Spencer

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An ideal classification of neurotoxic substances should link the vulnerable target of chemical attack to alterations in neural function. There is little basis for classifying agents based on their common use or physico-chemical properties. Outlined in this article are the principal cellular targets of substances that perturb the nervous system structure and function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-524
Number of pages8
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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