NMDA receptor

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NMDA re·cep·tor

a type of glutamate receptor that participates in excitatory neurotransmission and also binds N-methyl-d-aspartate; may be particularly involved in the cell damage observed in individuals with Huntington disease.

NMDA receptor

(ĕn′ĕm′dē′ā′)
n.
A brain receptor activated by glutamate, which when excessively stimulated may cause cognitive defects in Alzheimer's disease.