Definition of AMPA in English:

AMPA

noun

Biochemistry
  • Alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid, an excitatory amino acid which acts as an agonist at a particular class of glutamate receptor; frequently attributive, designating receptors of this class.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta.