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Excitatory Amino Acids

"Excitatory Amino Acids" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Excitatory Amino Acids" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Excitatory Amino Acids" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 19 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 1995
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