monoamine neurotransmitter

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Noun1.monoamine neurotransmitter - a monoamine that is functionally important in neural transmission
noradrenaline, norepinephrine - a catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses
5-hydroxytryptamine, serotonin - a neurotransmitter involved in e.g. sleep and depression and memory
dopamine, Dopastat, Intropin - 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 - a molecule containing one amine group (especially one that is a neurotransmitter)
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Dopamine, which is a monoamine neurotransmitter, plays a key role in the functioning of the Limbic System and increases our general level of arousal and our goal-directed behaviour.
Serotonin or 5-hydroxytriptamine is a monoamine neurotransmitter that is primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract, platelets and central nervous system of the human body.
The monoamine levels were assessed by comparing the reference standard and respective peak area and elution time of the samples using a calibration curve for each monoamine neurotransmitter.
In summary, the inflammatory process and neuroendocrine, neurotrophic, nerve regeneration, monoamine neurotransmitter synthesis transport and release process may have a wide range of interactions.
Serious neurologic, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal harm has previously been reported following methamphetamine use, probably through the downstream effects of monoamine neurotransmitter release [1, 4].
Recent work has begun to shed light on the influence of the monoamine neurotransmitter dopamine.
An alteration in the precursor amino acids has the potential to impact monoamine neurotransmitter synthesis in the brain.
Our findings represent the first identification of a residue in monoamine neurotransmitter transporters whose substitution results in the partial or complete uncoupling of ion binding from substrate translocation and may lead to a fundamental understanding as to how the drug "ecstasy" and the interacting protein syntaxin 1A modulate SERT function.
Despite these drawbacks, CSF monoamine neurotransmitter metabolite analysis has become fairly routine in many research laboratories and in specialized clinical laboratories that search for changes that might indicate problems in this area of neurochemistry.
For example, monoamine neurotransmitter medications are currently under development and are designed to correct an imbalance of monoamines (chemicals used by brain cells to communicate); research suggests that monoamines play a major role in depression.
Like antidepressants, these drugs also primarily affect the monoamine neurotransmitter systems, especially the serotonin and norepinephrine systems, known to be critically involved in the regulation of mood, arousal, and behavior.
A 16-module online course about the management of monoamine neurotransmitter disease and of neurotoxins according to the Bundle Damage Theory.