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Medical Minute: The Clear, Odorless Gas That Researchers Say Could Help With Panic Attacks

It turns out Xenon interacts with the human body in some very useful ways. Hear more in this Medical Minute.
It turns out Xenon interacts with the human body in some very useful ways. Hear more in this Medical Minute.
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Xenon one of the “noble gases” on the periodic table of the elements — a clear, odorless, tasteless gas that’s difficult to form chemical reactions with. But it turns out Xenon interacts with the human body in some very useful ways. Tune in to this WABE Medical Minute to learn more.

This Medical Minute originally aired on Nov. 30, 2017.

For more information: 

  • Nobilis Therapeutics
  • Meloni et al. Xenon impairs reconsolidation of fear memories in a rat model of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PLoS One. 2014 Aug 27;9(8):e106189.
  • Dobrovolsky et al. Xenon in the treatment of panic disorder: an open label study. Journal of Translational Medicine. 2017 Jun 13;15(1):137.
  • Dickenson et al. Bench-to-bedside review: Molecular pharmacology and clinical use of inert gases in anesthesia and neuroprotection. Critical Care. 2010;14(4):229.

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