[ wawr-ee-er jeen, wawr-yer, wor-ee-er, wor-yer ]
/ ˈwɔr i ər ˌdʒin, ˈwɔr yər, ˈwɒr i ər, ˈwɒr yər /
a type A monoamine oxidase (MAOA) gene, in which the normal breakdown of the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine is impaired, resulting in elevated levels of these brain chemicals, which have been linked to correspondingly elevated levels of aggressive behavior.
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