Ammonia toxicity glutamate

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Avatar n tn One of them is ammonia toxicity in the brain. Should this be the case, then namenda, a glutamate blocker, would be counterindicated, as ammonia in the brain inhibits neurotransmitter synthesis, including glutamate and GABA-all necessary for proper brain/neuronal function. Some of the common side effects include : confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, insomnia, agitation, and/or hallucinations.
Avatar m tn The premise of most pathophysiologic theories involves the accumulation of ammonia in the central nervous system, producing alterations of neurotransmission that affect consciousness and behavior. These ammonia toxicity theories have been supported by studies demonstrating increased ammonia levels in patients with both fulminant hepatic failure and chronic liver disease.