Nmda-receptor meaning

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A brain receptor activated by glutamate, which when excessively stimulated may cause cognitive defects in Alzheimer's disease.
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A brain receptor activated by glutamate, which when excessively stimulated may cause cognitive defects in Alzheimer's disease.
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Origin of nmda-receptor

  • N-m(ethyl)-d-a(spartate) an amino acid derivative that binds selectively to the receptor
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition