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dopamine vs. serotonin

[ doh-puh-meen ]
  1. a catecholamine neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, retina, and sympathetic ganglia, acting within the brain to help regulate movement and emotion: its depletion may cause Parkinson's disease.
  2. a dopamine preparation used to increase the force of contraction of the heart in the treatment of shock.
[ ser-uh-toh-nin, seer- ]
  1. a neurotransmitter, derived from tryptophan, that is involved in sleep, depression, memory, and other neurological processes.

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