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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.
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A brain receptor activated by glutamate, which when excessively stimulated may cause cognitive defects in Alzheimer's disease.
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