GLUTAMATE

The salt or ester of amino acid glutamic acid serving as the predominant excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain. Glutamate plays a critical role in cognitive, motor, and sensory functions.

GLUTAMATE: "Glutamate binds to neuron receptors."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GLUTAMATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/glutamate/ (accessed March 24, 2019).
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