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Excitatory Amino Acids MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Excitatory Amino Acids
Tree Number(s)
D12.125.427
Unique ID
D018846
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018846
Annotation
endogenous: do not confuse with EXCITATORY AMINO ACID AGENTS which are exogenous; GEN or unspecified; prefer specifics
Scope Note
Endogenous amino acids released by neurons as excitatory neurotransmitters. Glutamic acid is the most common excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain. Aspartic acid has been regarded as an excitatory transmitter for many years, but the extent of its role as a transmitter is unclear.
Entry Version
EXCITATORY AA
Entry Term(s)
Amino Acids, Excitatory
Excitatory Amino Acid
Pharm Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Amino Acids (1966-1994)
See Also
Receptors, Glutamate
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/06/03
Revision Date
2019/05/24
Excitatory Amino Acids Preferred
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