medical Definition of AMPA
- an AMPA antagonist
- The release of glutamate from sensory terminals evokes fast synaptic potentials in dorsal horn neurons by activating the AMPA-type glutamate receptors.
- —Allan I. Basbaum and Thomas M. Jessell, in Principles of Neural Science, 4th edition, 2000
- Glutamate binds to two types of receptor on the postsynaptic neuron, called AMPA and NMDA.
- —New Scientist, 17 May 2003