Trace minerals and metals such as zinc, copper, and magnesium are accepted as a "natural" part of the human system. Interactions of some elements and/or disturbances in trace-metal or mineral homeostasis can, however, be toxic to the central nervous system (CNS). Mineral and Metal Neurotoxicology describes a wide range of basic and clinical issues regarding the relationship between mineral-metal interactions and neurological disorders. The most current information and latest advancements in neurotoxicology and environmental science are presented by experts from around the world. Part I addresses general aspects of minerals and metals and covers environmental aspects and research techniques. Part II describes specific minerals and metals related to experimental and clinical neurological disorders. The roles of metals and minerals in specific disorders and diseases are discussed in detail, including Alzheimer's disease and aluminum, mercury-related neurological syndromes and disorders, manganese-induced Parkinsonism, and many other CNS disorders.
Yasui, Masayuki|Strong, Michael J.|Verity, M. Anthony|Ota, Kiichiro