ex·​ci·​to·​tox·​ic ik-ˌsīt-ə-ˈtäk-sik How to pronounce excitotoxic (audio)
: 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 interneuronsR. C. Collins et al.
excitotoxicity noun
plural excitoxicities

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“Excitotoxic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/excitotoxic. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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