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

  • n. A perennial Chinese herb (Stachys affinis) in the mint family, cultivated for its edible tuberous underground stems that somewhat resemble a string of large whitish beads.

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  • n. Plural form of ampakine.

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Examples

  • Cortex Pharmaceuticals, one of the oldest memory-booster firms, is focusing on molecules called ampakines, which modulate receptors in the brain that can strengthen the synapses.

    THE QUEST FOR MEMORY DRUGS

  • Cortex Pharmaceuticals, one of the oldest memory-booster firms, is focusing elsewhere, on molecules called ampakines, which modulate "AMPA receptors" in the brain that can strengthen the synapses.

    Medicine's Next Level

  • And yet, McDermott claims corporate battles over patents, marketing and profits are holding up the availability of ampakines in the medical field.

    Brad Schreiber: 2011 Festival of Books Highlights

  • During Saturday's science panel, Terry McDermott 101 Theory Drive: A Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory alluded to ampakines, compounds which can radically improve memory, not just for sufferers of dementia but potentially for us all.

    Brad Schreiber: 2011 Festival of Books Highlights

  • The authors recommend enhanced research into “neuromodulators” like ampakines that might help improve cognition in the sleep-deprived.

    Primary Sources

  • A revved-up version, CX717, is in the works, and other firms are developing their own ampakines.

    THE QUEST FOR MEMORY DRUGS

  • A revved-up version, CX717, is in the works, and several other companies are also developing their own ampakines.

    Medicine's Next Level

  • We then examined whether ampakines counteract opioid-induced depression of XII motoneuron activity.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Lynch G (2006) Glutamate-based therapeutic approaches: ampakines.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • These results suggest that ampakines may be beneficial in countering opiate-induced suppression of XII motoneuron activity and resultant impairment of airway patency.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

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