- any of various biogenic amine neurotransmitters having a single amino group, as dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.
Origin of monoamine
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- a substance, such as adrenaline, noradrenaline, or serotonin, that contains a single amine group
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- An amine compound containing one amino group, especially a compound that functions as a neurotransmitter.
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- An amine compound containing one amino group (NH2), especially such a compound that functions as a neurotransmitter. The catecholamines and serotonin are monoamines. Abnormal levels of monoamines in the brain have been implicated in mood disorders.
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