noun (trademark in the US) any of a class of synthetic compounds which facilitate transmission of nerve impulses in the brain and appear to improve memory and learning capacity.
1990s: from AMPA (an acronym denoting certain receptors in the brain) + Gk kinein 'to move'.

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