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dopaminergic

[ doh-puh-mi-nur-jik ]

adjective

, Biochemistry.
  1. activated by or sensitive to dopamine.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dopaminergic1

First recorded in 1970–75; dopamine + -ergic

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Example Sentences

They injected the virus directly into the midbrain of the Parkinson’s mouse model, where the team had depleted most dopaminergic neurons with the chemical, oxidopamine.

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