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ampakine

An AMPA-type glutamine receptor agonist (e.g., CX516) which facilitates synaptic transmission by binding to glutamate and enhancing long-term potentiation, a critical component in memory. Amakines enhance the activity of AMPA receptor-rich neurons by amplifying neural signals, and are reported to improve memory in early trials in Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.
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ampakine

Neuropharmacology Any compound that facilitates synaptic transmission by binding to glutamate and enhance long-term potentiation, a critical component in long term memory, by enhancing the activity of AMPA receptor-rich neurons which enhance AMPA receptor activity by amplifying neural signals generated by glutamate binding; ampakines improve memory in early trials in Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia See AMPA receptor, Long-term potentiation.
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