Definition of Ampakine in English:

Ampakine

noun

trademark
  • Any of a class of synthetic compounds that facilitate transmission of nerve impulses in the brain and appear to improve memory and learning capacity.

    • ‘The two men who oversaw the experiments say that Ampakine clearly improved their subjects’ capacity to remember.’
    • ‘He said the results were "particularly striking" among the older people -- they scored near the range of the young people after taking Ampakine.’

Origin

1990s: from AMPA (an acronym denoting certain receptors in the brain) + Greek kinein to move.

Pronunciation:

Ampakine

/ˈampəˌkīn/