OBO ID: CHEBI:60643
Term Name: NMDA receptor antagonist Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist
  • N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonists
  • NMDA receptor antagonists
  • NMDAR antagonist
  • NMDAR antagonists
Definition: Any substance that inhibits the action of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors. They tend to induce a state known as dissociative anesthesia, marked by catalepsy, amnesia, and analgesia, while side effects can include hallucinations, nightmares, and confusion. Due to their psychotomimetic effects, many NMDA receptor antagonists are used as recreational drugs.
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Ontology: Chebi
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