ibotenic acidmedical dictionary


Alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-isoxazoleacetic acid. Neurotoxic isoxazole substance found in amanita muscaria and a. Pantherina. It causes motor depression, ataxia, and changes in mood, perceptions and feelings, and is a potent excitatory amino acid agonist.

Pharmacological action: excitatory amino acid agonists.

Chemical name: 5-Isoxazoleacetic acid, alpha-amino-2,3-dihydro-3-oxo-

(12 Dec 1998)

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