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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Researchers have studied the psychological rewards of video games for more than two decades, comparing their effects on the brain's pleasure-producing dopamine pathway with those of gambling and drug use.
The neurotransmitter dopamine, when released by placebo treatment, helps improve motor function in Parkinson's patients.
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Origin and Etymology of dopamine
dopa + amine
First Known Use: 1959See Words from the same year
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