|Neurotoxicants.com, website of Dr. Marcia Ratner, neurotoxicologist consulting in neurotoxicology and neurodegenerative disease||
Neurotoxicology is a field of study within the field of toxicology concerned specifically with the interactions between exogenous substances and the nervous system.
Neurotoxicants are synthetic chemicals with the inherent ability to damage the nervous system.
Neurodegenerative diseases are neurological disorders that progress relentlessly resulting in permanent damage to the nervous system.
When exposure to neurotoxicants and neurodegenerative disease occurs in the same individual, the interaction between the two can hasten the clinical course of the later.
Dr. Ratner has devoted her career to understanding these interactions.