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NMDA

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noun \ˌen-(ˌ)em-(ˌ)dē-ˈā\

Definition of NMDA

  1. :  a synthetic amino acid C5H9NO4 that binds selectively to a subset of glutamate receptors on neurons where the binding of glutamate results in the opening of calcium channels



Origin and Etymology of nmda

N-methyl-D-aspartate


First Known Use: 1986


Medical Dictionary

NMDA

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noun \ˌen-(ˌ)em-(ˌ)dē-ˈā\

Medical Definition of NMDA

  1. :  a synthetic amino acid C5H9NO4 that binds selectively to a subset of glutamate receptors on neurons where the binding of glutamate results in the opening of calcium channels—called also N-methyl-D-aspartate




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