me·​tab·​o·​tro·​pic mə-ˌtab-ə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce metabotropic (audio) -ˈträp-ik How to pronounce metabotropic (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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