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dopamine Syllabification: do·pa·mine
Pronunciation: /ˈdōpəˌmēn/

Definition of dopamine in English:


A compound present in the body as a neurotransmitter and a precursor of other substances including epinephrine.
  • Alternative name: 3,4-dihydroxyphenylethylamine; chemical formula: C8H11NO2
Example sentences
  • These drugs all act in the brain to stimulate receptors that recognize the chemical messenger substance dopamine.
  • Other brain chemicals besides serotonin, such as dopamine and noradrenaline, also play an important part in mood.
  • The ability of the brain to absorb or produce chemicals such as dopamine or serotonin is what leads to the illness.


1950s: blend of dopa and amine.

Words that rhyme with dopamine

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