Medical Definition of Amino acid transmitter

1. Amino acids released as neurotransmitter substances from nerve terminals and acting on postsynaptic receptors for example _ aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glycine that are fast inhibitory transmitters in the mammalian central nervous system. Glutamate and aspartate mediate fast excitatory transmission. Strychnine (for glycine) and bicuculline for GABA) are blocking agents for amino acid action. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (22 Feb 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amino Acid Transmitter

amino acid activating enzyme
amino acid activation
amino acid analysis
amino acid chloromethyl ketones
amino acid dehydrogenases
amino acid isomerases
amino acid naphthylamidases
amino acid neurotransmitters
amino acid oxidases
amino acid oxidoreductases
amino acid permease
amino acid reagent
amino acid receptor
amino acid sequence
amino acid substitution
amino acid transmitter (current term)
amino acids
amino acyl-tRNA ligases
amino alcohol
amino alcohols
amino aldehyde
amino carbohydrate
amino group
amino plastic
amino resin
amino sugar
amino sugars
aminoacetic acid

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