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Medical Abbreviations A – Z – (N)

Medical Abbreviations A – Z - (N)
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NCBI – Abbreviation for – National Center for Biotechnology Information
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national center biotechnology information
NMDA receptor
The N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (also known as the NMDA receptor or NMDAR), is a glutamate receptor and ion channel protein found in nerve cells. The NMDA receptor is one of three types of ionotropic glutamate receptors. The other receptors are the AMPA and kainate receptors. It is activated when glutamate and glycine (or D-serine) bind to it, and when activated it allows positively charged ions to flow through the cell membrane. The NMDA receptor is very important for controlling synaptic plasticity and memory function.
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NPs – Abbreviation for –Nurse Practitioner
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Nurse practitioner
NRI – Abbreviation for – norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor
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