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Re: self-medicating phidippus

Posted by SLS on April 5, 2012, at 18:37:59

In reply to Re: self-medicating SLS, posted by phidippus on April 5, 2012, at 16:25:51

Nice synopsis, Eric. Thanks.

How do "competitive" and "non-competitive" drugs differ?


- Scott

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> Memantine is a low-affinity voltage-dependent uncompetitive antagonist at glutamatergic NMDA receptors.
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> Memantine acts as a non-competitive antagonist at different neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs)
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> Memantine acts as an agonist at the dopamine D2 receptor.
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> Memantine acts as a non-competitive antagonist at the 5-HT3 receptor
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> Memantine does all these things, however it doesn't seem to treat anything reliably.
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> Eric


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