tyramine

[ tahy-ruh-meen ]
/ ˈtaɪ rəˌmin /

noun Biochemistry.

an amine, C8H11NO, abundant in ripe cheese as a breakdown product of tyrosine by removal of the carboxyl group (COOH).

Nearby words

  1. typothetae,
  2. typp,
  3. typw.,
  4. typy,
  5. tyr,
  6. tyrannical,
  7. tyrannically,
  8. tyrannicide,
  9. tyrannize,
  10. tyrannosaur

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British Dictionary definitions for tyramine

tyramine

/ (ˈtaɪrəˌmiːn, ˈtɪ-) /

noun

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: (C 2 H 4 NH 2)C 6 H 4 OH

Word Origin for tyramine

C20: from tyr (osine) + amine

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Medicine definitions for tyramine

tyramine

[ tīrə-mēn′ ]

n.

A colorless crystalline amine found in mistletoe, putrefied animal tissue, certain cheeses, and ergot, or produced synthetically, used as a sympathomimetic agent.

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