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cat·e·cho·la·mine

 (kăt′ĭ-kō′lə-mēn′, -kô′-)
n.
Any of a group of monoamines, including epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine, that act as neurotransmitters and hormones.

catecholamine

(ˌkætəˈkɒləˌmiːn)
n
(Biochemistry) any of a group of hormones that are catechol derivatives, esp adrenaline and noradrenaline
[C20: from catechu + -ol1 + amine]

cat•e•chol•a•mine

(ˌkæt ɪˈkɒl əˌmin, -ˈkoʊ lə-)

n.
any of a group of chemically related neurotransmitters, as epinephrine and dopamine,with similar effects on the sympathetic nervous system.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catecholamine - any of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
noradrenaline, norepinephrine - a catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses
Adrenalin, adrenaline, epinephrin, epinephrine - a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
Translations
CatecholamineKatecholamine
catecolamina
katekoliamiini
catecolamina