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excitotoxic

adjective ex·ci·to·tox·ic \ ik-ˌsīt-ə-ˈtäk-sik \

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

excitotoxicity

play \-(ˌ)täk-ˈsis-ə-tē\ noun plural excitoxicities

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