Definition of dopamine in English:

dopamine

Line breaks: dopa|mine
Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊpəmiːn
 
/

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A compound present in the body as a neurotransmitter and a precursor of other substances including adrenaline.
More 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.

Origin

1950s: blend of dopa and amine.

Definition of dopamine in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
adjective
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily