metabotropic

adjective
me·​tab·​o·​tro·​pic | \ mə-ˌtab-ə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce metabotropic (audio) , -ˈträp-ik How to pronounce metabotropic (audio) \

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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“Metabotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/metabotropic. Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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