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Embryonic Stem Cells -  Very primitive cells that develop within days of ova fertilization with the potential to develop into all of the body’s cell types.
Excitotoxicity -  An abnormal stimulation or activation of neurons in the brain and spinal cord that result in cell death. This stimulation is attributed to excess amounts of the neurotransmitter, glutamate.

Courtesy Christopher Reeve Foundation