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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A salt or ester of glutamic acid, especially one that functions as a neurotransmitter.

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  • n. Any salt or ester of glutamic acid.

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  • n. a salt or ester of glutamic acid

Etymologies

glutam(ic acid) + -ate2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Monosodium glutamate is an addative that enhances flavor in food products ment for human consumption.

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  • Ketamine acts on a chemical called glutamate, which is much closer to the problem, Zarate says.

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  • The researchers looked at receptors that respond to a neurotransmitter called glutamate, which is implicated in memory and learning.

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  • In a normal brain, a neurotransmitter called glutamate is released when a person experiences desire.

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  • The umami taste results from the addition of MSG (monosodium glutamate) to foods, and is caused by the amino acid glutamine (also called glutamate).

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  • According to Ken Robbins, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, ketamine binds to portals in the brain called NMDA receptors; this prevents a chemical called glutamate from occupying the same spots.

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  • They also use an enzyme, called glutamate oxidase, on the end of the probe that reacts with glutamate to create hydrogen peroxide.

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  • Scientists have known that a brain signaling chemical called glutamate normally activates NMDA receptors, allowing two neurons to communicate with one another.

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  • The results suggest that a buildup of that chemical, called glutamate, may play a role in the mechanism of migraines.

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