Psych M.D. - Glutamate


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Term: Glutamate
Definition (Myers): A major excitatory neurotransmitter; involved in memory.1
Definition (alternative): Glutamate is the most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate nervous system.2
Contextual explanation: It is a major and the most common excitatory neurotransmetter. Oversupply of this can overstimulate the brain and produce migraines or seizures.
Related terms and concepts:
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Related websites:
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutamic_acid
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotransmitter
Sources:
  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York, New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Glutamic acid. Retrieved November 5th, 2009, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutamic_acid.
  3. TheRealParents, (2009, July 24). The Dangers of Eating MSG Monosodium Glutamate. Retrieved November 5, 2009, from Youtube Web site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPlIPyqNFXw
Edited by: WonSeok
Date of last edit: November 5th, 2009



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