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Neuroprotective Agents

"Neuroprotective Agents" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

MeSH information
Drugs intended to prevent damage to the brain or spinal cord from ischemia, stroke, convulsions, or trauma. Some must be administered before the event, but others may be effective for some time after. They act by a variety of mechanisms, but often directly or indirectly minimize the damage produced by endogenous excitatory amino acids.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Neuroprotective Agents" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Neuroprotective Agents" was a major or minor topic of these publication.