Definition of octopamine in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A compound which can accumulate in nerves as a result of the use of monoamine oxidase inhibitors and cause a rise in blood pressure.
- An amine related to noradrenaline; chemical formula: HOC6H4CHOHCH2NH2
- Both octopamine and serotonin inhibit bursting activity, suggesting that neurosecretion is controlled by these neuromodulators.
- The bioluminescent response to octopamine was inhibited in the presence of the NO scavenger carboxy-PTIO.
- But perfusion of the exposed lantern tissue of the P. versicolor male with octopamine does not induce scintillation, only a glow.
Definition of octopamine in:
- US English dictionary
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