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Study Sheds New Light on a Promising Antidepressant – Neuroscience News

Summary: Ketamine’s antidepressant effect is a result of the enhancement of Kcnq2 potassium channels in a certain subtype of glutamate-sensitive neurons. Source: Weizmann Institute of Science Ketamine, a well-known anesthetic used in smaller doses as a party drug, was hailed as a “new hope for depression” in a Time magazine cover story in 2017. Two …

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