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Academy of Music and Performing Arts

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Air Medical Physician Association

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American Military Partner Association

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American Mini Pig Association

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Association for Merchandise Planning and Allocation

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Alberta Magazine Publishers Association

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Advanced Multimedia Parallel Accelerator

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Additive Manufacturing for Products and

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Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly

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Association of Moroccan Professionals in America

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Agricultural Marketing Programs Act

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AMPA
AMPA (α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid) is a compound that is a specific agonist for the AMPA receptor, where it mimics the effects of the neurotransmitter glutamate.There are several types of glutamatergic ion channels in the central nervous system including AMPA, kainic acid and N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) channels. In the synapse, these receptors serve very different purposes. AMPA can be used experimentally to distinguish the activity of one receptor from the other in order to understand their differing functions. AMPA generates fast excitatory postsynaptic potentials (EPSP). AMPA activates AMPA receptors that are non-selective cationic channels allowing the passage of Na+ and K+ and therefore have an equilibrium potential near 0 mV.

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