dopamine

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noun do·pa·mine \ˈdō-pə-ˌmēn\

Definition of dopamine

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

Origin and Etymology of dopamine

dopa + amine


First Known Use: 1959


Medical Dictionary

dopamine

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noun do·pa·mine \ˈdō-pə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of dopamine

  1. :  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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