Neurotoxicity and Biochemical Aspects
Neurotoxicity is the poisoning or damage of the brain and the nervous system caused by the exposure to toxic substances or chemicals. Neurotoxicity can drastically diminish the abilities of the person like learning, perceiving, controlling emotions, etc., without being identified by any imaging examinations. Neurotoxic effects can be reversible or irreversible. There are various neurotoxic syndromes affecting humans, Neuropathies being the most important. The types of neurotoxic syndromes include Neuronopathies, Axonopathies, Myelinopathies and Neurotransmission- associated neuropathies. CIPN (Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy) is a major disorder. Peripheral neuropathy may be caused by chemotherapy drugs that affect the peripheral nerves. Neurotoxicity can be caused by a range of chemicals including heavy metals like lead and mercury. Neurotoxicity is found to have effects like Hypoxia on the biochemical mechanisms in human and may affect various metabolic activities. Peripheral neuropathy may be caused by chemotherapy drugs that affect the peripheral nerves.
- Track 1-1 Types of Neurotoxicity
- Track 2-2 Neurotoxic Syndromes
- Track 3-3 Central and Peripheral Neuropathy
- Track 4-4 Chemotherapy- Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
- Track 5-5 Classes and Effects of Neurotoxic Substances on Nervous System