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kainic acid

[kahy-nik]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. an analogue of glutamate, C10H15NO4, derived from the red alga Digenia simplex, used experimentally to stimulate certain neurons in the brain.
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Origin of kainic acid

1953; < Japanese kain(in-sō) the name of the alga + -ic
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