glutamate
noun Date: 1876 a salt or ester of glutamic acid; specifically a salt or ester of levorotatory glutamic acid that functions as an excitatory neurotransmitter — compare monosodium glutamate

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  • glutamate — [ glytamat ] n. m. • 1898; du rad. de glutamique ♦ Chim. Sel de l acide glutamique. Le glutamate de sodium, ou absolt le glutamate, est utilisé comme agent de sapidité dans la cuisine asiatique. ● glutamate nom masculin Sel ou ester de l acide… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Glutamate — Magnesium L Diglutamat Mononatrium L Glutamat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Glutamate —   [nach Glutamin gebildet], Singular Glutamat das, (e)s, Glutaminate, die Ester und Salze der Glutaminsäure. Die Magnesium , Calcium und Kaliumsalze werden als Kochsalzersatz für diätetische Lebensmittel verwendet. Das Natriumsalz dient v …   Universal-Lexikon

  • glutamate — 1876, from glutamic acid (see GLUTEN (Cf. gluten)) + ATE (Cf. ate) (3) …   Etymology dictionary

  • glutamate — ► NOUN Biochemistry ▪ a salt or ester of an amino acid (glutamic acid) which is a constituent of many proteins. ORIGIN from glutamic acid, from GLUTEN(Cf. ↑gluten) + AMINE(Cf. ↑amine) …   English terms dictionary

  • glutamate — [glo͞ot′ə māt΄] n. a salt or ester of glutamic acid …   English World dictionary

  • Glutamate — Acide glutamique Acide glutamique Général …   Wikipédia en Français

  • glutamate — A salt or ester of glutamic acid. g. acetyltransferase 1. an enzyme catalyzing transfer of an acetyl group from N2 acetylornithine to l g. forming l ornithine and N acetyl l g., an activator of the urea cycle; …   Medical dictionary

  • glutamate — Major fast excitatory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. See glutamate receptor. Also the excitatory neuromuscular transmitter in arthropod skeletal muscles …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • glutamate — [[t]glu͟ːtəmeɪt[/t]] see monosodium glutamate …   English dictionary

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