GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR By N., Sam M.S. - 2 The receptors that bind and respond to the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. Receptors are found on the surface of most neurons. 2 main divisions ionotropic (3 classes) and metabotropic (several classes). GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR: "Glutamate receptors are of 2 types." Related Psychology Terms SOCIAL CLASS (Social Stratification) STIMULUS (literally “goad”) NEURON (Nerve Cell) INETABOTROPIC RECEPTOR AMPA RECEPTOR MENTAL RETARDATION (PREVENTION, CARE, AND TREATMENT) SPECIFIC ENERGIES NMDA RECEPTOR GLUTAMATE HYPOTHESIS KAINATE RECEPTOR Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/glutamate-receptor/ (accessed June 29, 2022).