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tryptamine

[trip-tuh-meen] /ˈtrɪp təˌmin/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
a crystalline substance, C 10 H 12 N 2 , that is formed from tryptophan and is involved in various metabolic processes.
Origin of tryptamine
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; trypt(ophan) + amine
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tryptamine in Medicine

tryptamine tryp·ta·mine (trĭp'tə-mēn')
n.
A crystalline substance that is formed in plant and animal tissues from tryptophan and is an intermediate in various metabolic processes.

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