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L-NMMA=NG-monomethyl-L-arginine; L-NAME=NG-monomethyl-L-arginine; LTP=long-term potentiation; LTD=long-term depression.

L-NMMA=NG-monomethyl-L-arginine; L-NAME=NG-monomethyl-L-arginine; LTP=long-term potentiation; LTD=long-term depression.

suggests that the microglia cells in the brain, which form part of the monocyte/macrophage system, express an inducible form of nitric oxide synthase. Overactivity of these cells has been implicated in the pathogenesis of a number of neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Presumably drugs will be developed in the near future to counteract the degenerative effects caused by NO. It is also of interest to note that carbon monoxide also acts as a gaseous transmitter in the brain but its function is uncertain (see Table 2.7).

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