tyramine

noun
ty·​ra·​mine | \ ˈtī-rə-ˌmēn How to pronounce tyramine (audio) \

Definition of tyramine

: a phenolic amine C8H11NO found in various foods and beverages (such as cheese and red wine) that has a sympathomimetic action and is derived from tyrosine

Examples of tyramine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aged cheese/cured meats and antidepressants: These foods (plus avocados, chocolate, beer and wine) all contain the amino acid tyramine, which helps regulate blood pressure. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Mar. 2018 Yep, believe it or not, an estimated 25% of all migraine headaches are caused by tyramine, a substance in protein. Alexis Reliford, Good Housekeeping, 27 Sep. 2017 So if looking for a food fix for migraines, consider eliminating these high-tyramine cheeses first: English Stilton, blue cheese, sharp cheddar, Danish blue, mozzarella, Swiss Gruyere, feta, Parmesan and Gorgonzola. Alexis Reliford, Good Housekeeping, 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of tyramine

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tyramine

International Scientific Vocabulary tyrosine + amine

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The first known use of tyramine was in 1910

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“Tyramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tyramine. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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tyramine

noun
ty·​ra·​mine | \ ˈtī-rə-ˌmēn How to pronounce tyramine (audio) \

Medical Definition of tyramine

: a phenolic amine C8H11NO that is found in various foods and beverages (as cheese and red wine), has a sympathomimetic action, and is derived from tyrosine

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