dopamine


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do·pa·mine

 (dō′pə-mēn′)
n.
A monoamine neurotransmitter formed in the brain by the decarboxylation of dopa and essential to the normal functioning of the central nervous system. A reduction in its concentration within the brain is associated with Parkinson's disease.

dopamine

(ˈdɒpəmɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a chemical found in the brain that acts as a neurotransmitter and is an intermediate compound in the synthesis of noradrenaline. Formula: (HO)2C6H3(CH2)2NH2
[from d(ihydr)o(xy)p(henylethyl)amine]

do•pa•mine

(ˈdoʊ pəˌmin)

n.
a monoamine neurotransmitter that acts within certain brain cells to help regulate movement and emotion.
[1955–60]

dopamine

a neurotransmitter
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Noun1.dopamine - a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system; as a drug (trade names Dopastat and Intropin) it is used to treat shock and hypotension
monoamine neurotransmitter - a monoamine that is functionally important in neural transmission
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dopamine

n (Chem) → Dopamin nt

do·pa·mine

n. dopamina, neurotransmisor, sustancia sintetizada por la glándula suprarrenal que aumenta la presión arterial; gen. usada en el tratamiento de choque.

dopamine

n dopamina
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