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metabotropic

adjective me·tab·o·tro·pic \ mə-ˌtab-ə-ˈtrō-pik , -ˈträp-ik \

medical Definition of metabotropic

: relating to or being a receptor for glutamate that when complexed with G protein triggers increased production of certain intracellular messengers
  • metabotropic glutamate receptors

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