Definition of monoamine in English:

monoamine

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Pronunciation: /ˌmɒnəʊˈeɪmiːn
 
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(also monamine)

noun

Chemistry
  • A compound having a single amine group in its molecule, especially one which is a neurotransmitter (e.g. serotonin, noradrenaline).
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    • Estrogen and progesterone seem to modulate levels of monoamines, including serotonin.
    • The changes and control of emotion were related to the changes in the levels of monoamines and its metabolites in the limbic system of the brain stem.
    • Therefore, it appears likely that aggression is moderated by a variety of neuromodulators, including monoamines, neuropeptides and neurosteriods.

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