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ex·cit·a·to·ry

(ek-sī'tă-tō'rē),
Tending to produce excitation.
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By merging this structure with another that produces excitatory neurons they could track migration of the inhibitory cells, which check excitatory neurons.
i] represents the excitatory and inhibitory connections to the neuron.
Spontaneous excitatory postsynaptic currents (sEPSCs) were recorded under voltage-clamp at -70 mV from CA1 pyramidal neurons after blocking the GABAA receptors by using 30 [micro]M bicuculline.
AMPA and Kainite receptors mediate fast excitatory transmission.
Various forms of eCB-STD/LTD have been reported to occur at inhibitory and excitatory synapses in various regions of the brain.
GluRs are the predominant excitatory neurotransmitter receptors in the mammalian brain located primarily on the membranes of neuronal cells however recent findings have demonstrated expression of functional GluRs in non-neuronal peripheral cells such as skin, placenta, and colon.
Researchers now believe that the increased levels of circulating serotonin help reduce depression symptoms by making excitatory connections between the nerve cells stronger.
Evidence indicates that glutamate is an excitatory neurotransmitter (Miledi, 1967; DeSantis et al.
Dr David Bailey, a GP in Trethomas and chair of the Welsh GP committee, said: "If, instead of taking in their calories from a proper breakfast, which has been shown to be beneficial in terms of health, children are taking stimulants, which have shown to be excitatory in young children, then that's probably not the best thing for school learning.
3) Although the precise cause of these neuromuscular abnormalities has not been elucidated, one possible explanation is that they may be the result of neuronal injury mediated by excitatory amino acids.
PRP duration can index changes in the value of a reinforcing consequence; however, it can also reflect inhibitory postreinforcement effects and/or excitatory stimulus effects (Bonem & Crossman, 1988; Perone & Courtney, 1992; Schlinger, Derenne, & Baron, 2008).

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