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dopamine

noun do·pa·mine \ˈdō-pə-ˌmēn\

Definition of DOPAMINE

:  a monoamine C8H11NO2 that is a decarboxylated form of dopa and that occurs especially as a neurotransmitter in the brain
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Origin of DOPAMINE

dopa + amine
First Known Use: 1959
Medical Dictionary

dopamine

noun do·pa·mine \ˈdō-pə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of DOPAMINE

:  a monoamine C8H11NO2 that is a decarboxylated form of dopa and occurs especially as a neurotransmitter in the brain and as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of epinephrine—see intropin

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