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Old December 29th, 2016, 01:55 PM   #1
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Old December 29th, 2016, 02:34 PM   #2
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In recent years, Yale researchers have mapped the mechanism by which ketamine works: It blocks the N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor, operating on the glutamate pathway in the brain in a way that appears to restore synapse connections that may have deteriorated under stress and depression. By blocking one glutamate receptor, the drug actually causes a release of glutamate by other receptors and appears to increase the neuroplasticity of the brain.

If there's one thing I really need, it's more neuroplasticity! I see it also has potential to help treat alcohol dependency.

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Old December 29th, 2016, 02:47 PM   #3
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Wonder how a k-hole, as they have been called, would affect someone with ptsd.

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