phenylethylamine

noun
phen·yl·eth·yl·amine | \ˌfe-nᵊl-ˌe-thəl-ˈa-ˌmēn, ˌfē-\
variants: or phenethylamine \ˌfen-ˌe-thəl-ˈa-ˌmēn \

Definition of phenylethylamine 

: a neurotransmitter C8H11N that is an amine resembling amphetamine in structure and pharmacological properties also : any of its derivatives

First Known Use of phenylethylamine

1875, in the meaning defined above

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phenylethylamine

noun
phe·nyl·eth·yl·amine | \ˌfen-ᵊl-ˌeth-əl-ˈam-ˌēn, ˌfēn- \
variants: or phenethylamine \ˌfen-ˌeth-əl-ˈam-ˌēn \

Medical Definition of phenylethylamine 

: a neurotransmitter C8H11N that is an amine resembling amphetamine in structure and pharmacological properties also : any of various derivatives of phenylethylamine

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