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NMDA

noun \ˌen-(ˌ)em-(ˌ)dē-ˈā\

Definition of NMDA

:  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 of NMDA

N-methyl-D-aspartate
First Known Use: 1986

NMDA

noun \ˌen-(ˌ)em-(ˌ)dē-ˈā\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NMDA

:  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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