Ketamine isn’t an opioid and treats depression in a unique way

Ketamine isn’t an opioid and treats depression in a unique way


A new study clarifies the mechanism behind how ketamine works as an antidepressant. Researchers say there is evidence to suggest ketamine binds to NMDA receptors, instead of opioid receptors. Reducing the belief that ketamine is an opioid may make patients with depression more open to using the treatment.
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Author: neurosciencenews.com
Post date: 2019-07-31 18:05:23
Category: behind
Tag: antidepressant
Post ID: 8827

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