metabotropic

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

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: 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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