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Definition of "glutamate" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glutamate" in a sentence
  • "One leading view, due by Dr. Warren as good as colleagues, suggests that over kick of neurons by a neurotransmitter glutamate is partly obliged for a brain dysfunction ensuing from a detriment of FMRP."
  • "Monosodium glutamate is an addative that enhances flavor in food products ment for human consumption."
  • "Ketamine acts on a chemical called glutamate, which is much closer to the problem, Zarate says."