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Descriptor English: Excitatory Amino Acids
Descriptor Spanish: Aminoácidos Excitadores
Descriptor Portuguese: Aminoácidos Excitatórios
Descriptor French: Acides aminés excitateurs
Entry term(s): Acid, Excitatory Amino
Acids, Excitatory Amino
Amino Acid, Excitatory
Amino Acids, Excitatory
Excitatory Amino Acid
Tree number(s): D12.125.427
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018846
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.
Annotation: endogenous: do not confuse with EXCITATORY AMINO ACID AGENTS which are exogenous; GEN or unspecified; prefer specifics; DF: EXCITATORY AA
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Neurotransmitter Agents
Previous Indexing: Amino Acids (1966-1994)
Public MeSH Note: 95
History Note: 95
Entry Version: EXCITATORY AA
Related: Receptors, Glutamate MeSH
DeCS ID: 32257
Unique ID: D018846
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Date Established: 1995/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/06/03
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Excitatory Amino Acids - Preferred
Concept UI M0028199
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.
Preferred term Excitatory Amino Acids
Entry term(s) Acid, Excitatory Amino
Acids, Excitatory Amino
Amino Acid, Excitatory
Amino Acids, Excitatory
Excitatory Amino Acid



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