Epilepsy & Seizures
Neonatal status epilepticus
Sep. 11, 2023
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Kainic acid, first isolated from the algae Digenea simplex, is a potent neuroexcitatory amino acid agonist that activates kainate receptors or kainic acid receptors (KARs). KARs are ionotropic receptors that respond to the neurotransmitter glutamate. (Source: PubChem. Public domain.)