Emerging Synergisms Between Drugs and Physiologically-Patterned Weak Magnetic Fields: Implications for Neuropharmacology and the Human Population in the Twenty-First Century

" Synergisms between pharmacological agents and endogenous neurotransmitters are familiar and frequent. The present review describes the experimental evidence for interactions between neuropharmacological compounds and the classes of weak magnetic fields that might be encountered in our daily environments. Whereas drugs mediate their effects through specific spatial (molecular) structures, magnetic fields mediate their effects through specific temporal patterns. Very weak (microT range) physiologically-patterned magnetic fields synergistically interact with drugs to strongly potentiate effects that have classically involved opiate, cholinergic, dopaminergic, serotonergic, and nitric oxide pathways. The combinations of the appropriately patterned magnetic fields and specific drugs can evoke changes that are several times larger than those evoked by the drugs alone. These novel synergisms provide a challenge for a future within an electromagnetic, technological world. They may also reveal fundamental, common physical mechanisms by which magnetic fields and chemical reactions affect the organism from the level of fundamental particles to the entire living system." {Credits 1}

There are various interesting commentaries of the authors, for example they point out that with the enormous growth of communication devices working in the GHz range different signals within this range propagated simultaneously can create a secondary matrix composed of the "beats" or differences between these frequencies. They also note that there is now evidence that mechanisms of action on organism include concepts of resonance.

It is viewed that complex, asymmetrical and physiologically-patterned magnetic fields are effective at intensities many times less (microT (µT or 10-6 T) to picoT (pT or 10-12T)) than simple or sinusoidal waves (in the order milliT (mT or 10-3T)).

They review experiments that show the effects that produce fields of different intensities and frequencies on different neurotransmitter and compounds: Opiates, Serotonin, Dopamine, Nitric Oxide. And also experiments that show interaction of extremely low frequencies, extremely high frequencies and static magnetic fields with drugs.

{Credits 1} 🎪 Whissell, P. D., & Persinger, M. A. (2007). Emerging synergisms between drugs and physiologically-patterned weak magnetic fields: implications for neuropharmacology and the human population in the twenty-first century. Current neuropharmacology, 5(4), 278–288. doi:10.2174/157015907782793603. © 2007 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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