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Ampakine Syllabification: Am·pa·kine
Pronunciation: /ˈampəˌkīn/

Definition of Ampakine in English:


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.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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