excitotoxins

Type: Term Pronunciation: ek-sī′tō-toks′ins Definitions: 1. Toxins that bind to certain receptors (certain glutamate receptors) and may cause neuronal cell death; excitotoxins may be involved in brain damage associated with strokes.
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