excitotoxic

adjective
ex·​ci·​to·​tox·​ic | \ ik-ˌsīt-ə-ˈtäk-sik How to pronounce excitotoxic (audio) \

Medical Definition of excitotoxic

: being, involving, or resulting from the action of an agent that binds to a nerve cell receptor, stimulates the cell, and damages it or causes its death excitotoxic damage to cortical interneurons— R. C. Collins et al

Other Words from excitotoxic

excitotoxicity \ -​(ˌ)täk-​ˈsis-​ə-​tē How to pronounce excitotoxicity (audio) \ noun, plural excitoxicities

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“Excitotoxic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/excitotoxic. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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