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An amine, C8H11NO, that is formed from the breakdown of tyrosine, is found in red wine, many aged and fermented foods, and mistletoe, and is a sympathomimetic agent.
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(Biochemistry) a colourless crystalline amine derived from phenol and found in ripe cheese, ergot, decayed animal tissue, and mistletoe and used for its sympathomimetic action; 4-hydroxyphenethylamine. Formula: (C2H4NH2)C6H4OH
[C20: from tyr(osine) + amine]
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an amine, C8H11NO, abundant in ripe cheese as a breakdown product of tyrosine.
[1905–10; tyr (osine) + amine]
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|Noun||1.||tyramine - amino acid derived from tyrosine; has a sympathomimetic action; found in chocolate and cola drinks and ripe cheese and beer; "patients taking MAOIs should avoid foods containing tyramine"|
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