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  1. Ligand-gated ion channels

    Ligand-gated ion channels (LGICs) mediate passive ion flux driven by the electrochemical gradient for the permeant ions. LGICs are gated by the binding of a specific ligand to an orthosteric site(s) that triggers a conformational change that results in the conducting state, or by binding of endogenous, or exogenous, modulators to allosteric sites. LGICs are responsible for fast synaptic transmission in the nervous system and at the somatic neuromuscular junction.

    efaccena - 24/02/2016 - 3:56pm

  2. Anticonvulsant drugs

    Anticonvulsants drugs can be classified according to their molecular mechanism of action. In general, the most useful mechanisms exploited therapeutically are those that enhance gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) action and inhibit sodium channel activity. Other mechanisms include inhibition of calcium channels and glutamate receptors.

    smaxwell - 10/10/2014 - 7:48pm

  3. Migraine

    Migraine is a complex condition, but it is characterised as a moderate to severe, pulsating headache that is typically unilateral, and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision (aura). Migraines can last from two hours to several days. Associated symptoms can include nausea and vomiting, as well as sensitivities to light, sound or smell.

    Medical intervention is indicated when the migraines become frequent and/or are severe.

    efaccena - 22/05/2018 - 11:51am