Glutamate: its role in learning, memory, and the aging brain

  title={Glutamate: its role in learning, memory, and the aging brain},
  author={William J. McEntee and Thomas H. Crook},
  • William J. McEntee, Thomas H. Crook
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Abstractl-Glutamate is the most abundant of a group of endogenous amino acids in the mammalian central nervous system which presumably function as excitatory neurotransmitters and under abnormal conditions may behave as neurotoxins. As neurotransmitters, these compounds are thought to play an important role in functions of learning and memory. As neurotoxins, they are believed to be involved in the pathogenesis of a variety of neurodegenerative disorders in which cognition is impaired. Moreover… CONTINUE READING
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