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Definition of "excitotoxic" [excitotoxic]

  • Of or pertaining to excitotoxicity (adjective)
  • Characteristic of an excitotoxin (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "excitotoxic" in a sentence
  • "It also protects nerve cells from the excitotoxic effects of glutamate, aids in energy production within the cells, and helps with glucose metabolism.18"
  • "The most widely used food ingredients that have excitotoxic activity are monosodium glutamate, aspartame, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, and other additives that stimulate the taste buds and mask the flavor of many processed foods, Fresh, natural foods don't require this form of flavor enhancement."
  • "The artificial sweetener, aspartame, marketed as NutraSweet, Equal, and under several other brand names, is one of most widely consumed of the food additives with excitotoxic activity."
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