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Medical Term:

excitotoxins

Pronunciation: ek-si'to-toks'ins

Definition: Toxins that bind to certain receptors (certain glutamate receptors) and may cause neuronal cell death; excitotoxins may be involved in brain damage associated with strokes.

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