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Glutamate: Learning and Memory

Glutamate: Learning and Memory

Glutamate: Learning and Memory

The full name of glutamate is monosodium glutamate. As far as neurotransmitters are concerned, serotonin and dopamine are studied more frequently than glutamate. Glutamate is a powerful excitatory neurotransmitter (major neurotransmitter in the mammalian central system), it plays an important role in learning and memory. Neurons are brain cells, which release chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain; it is a form of communication within the brain, as well as, between the brain and the organism as a whole. Thus, glutamate is the primary excitatory neurotransmitter. In this short essay, we discuss the subject. (more…)