Source: www.dana.org, October 20, 2012

Excess glutamate (excitatory neurotransmitter) is released from intracellular to extracellular space

which then causes Sodium and Calcium release from IC to EC

Blocking Glutamate may not be a good idea as the blocking down shuts down all messages carried by Glutamate….aar Rsx may be inadvertently block the brains natural repair mechanism. However, blocking Glutamate at the time of injury (MVA, CVA, TBI) is vitally imperative. Blocking glutamate may be necessary for days after injury

MY THOUGHTS: how to measure cerebral glutamate level, how to balance XS Glutamate, low dose Lithium and neuronal repair (does it balance Glutamate?), AA/EPA levels to determine level of inflammation concomitant with high dose EPA/DHA Tx, may be dangerous opportunity to do cerebral housecleaning, T/C IV Glutathione (ask Dr. Perlmutter)