tryptamine

noun
trypt·​amine | \ ˈtrip-tə-ˌmēn How to pronounce tryptamine (audio) \

Definition of tryptamine

: a crystalline amine C10H12N2 derived from tryptophan

Examples of tryptamine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Psilocybin is a tryptamine that binds to serotonin receptor 5-HT2A in the brain. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Psilocybin is a tryptamine that binds to serotonin receptor 5-HT2A in the brain. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Psilocybin is a tryptamine that binds to serotonin receptor 5-HT2A in the brain. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Psilocybin is a tryptamine that binds to serotonin receptor 5-HT2A in the brain. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Psilocybin is a tryptamine that binds to serotonin receptor 5-HT2A in the brain. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Psilocybin is a tryptamine that binds to serotonin receptor 5-HT2A in the brain. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Psilocybin is a tryptamine that binds to serotonin receptor 5-HT2A in the brain. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Psilocybin is a tryptamine that binds to serotonin receptor 5-HT2A in the brain. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 24 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tryptamine

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tryptamine

trypt(ophan) + amine

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“Tryptamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tryptamine. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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tryptamine

noun
trypt·​amine | \ ˈtrip-tə-ˌmēn How to pronounce tryptamine (audio) \

Medical Definition of tryptamine

: a crystalline amine C10H12N2 derived from tryptophan also : any of various substituted derivatives of this amine of which some are significantly hallucinogenic or neurotoxic

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