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quisqualic acid

Pronunciation: kwis'kwa-lik as'id

Definition: Excitatory amino acid (EAA) obtained from the seeds of Quisqualis chinensis. Used to identify a specific subset of non–N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) EAA receptor; has anthelmintic properties.

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