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monoamine

[ mon-oh-uh-meen, -am-in ]

noun

, Biochemistry.
  1. any of various biogenic amine neurotransmitters having a single amino group, as dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.


monoamine

/ ˌmɒnəʊˈeɪmiːn /

noun

  1. a substance, such as adrenaline, noradrenaline, or serotonin, that contains a single amine group


monoamine

/ mŏn′ō-ămēn,-ə-mēn /

  1. An amine compound containing one amino group (NH 2 ), 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of monoamine1

First recorded in 1855–60; mono- + amine
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Example Sentences

If tricyclics do not help, MAO inhibitors (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) are usually tried.

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