monoamine

noun
mono·amine | \ ˌmä-nō-ə-ˈmēn \

Definition of monoamine 

: an amine RNH2 that has one organic substituent attached to the nitrogen atom especially : one (such as serotonin) that is functionally important in neural transmission

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The chemical histamine, which regulates much of the inflammatory response, is also a monoamine, so perhaps there’s a link there too? Dean Burnett, The Cut, "Thinking Beyond the ‘Chemical Imbalance’ Theory of Depression," 11 Jan. 2018 Therefore, a deficiency or absence of monoamine transmitters must be a key factor in depression. Dean Burnett, The Cut, "Thinking Beyond the ‘Chemical Imbalance’ Theory of Depression," 11 Jan. 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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monoamine

noun
mono·am·ine | \ ˌmän-ō-ə-ˈmēn , -ˈam-ˌēn \
variants: also monamine \ˌmän-ə-ˈmēn, -ˈam-ˌēn \

Medical Definition of monoamine 

: an amine RNH2 that has one organic substituent attached to the nitrogen atom especially : one (as serotonin) that is functionally important in neural transmission

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