Definition of monoamine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmänōəˈmēn/ /ˌmänōˈamēn/
(also monamine /ˈmänəˌmēn/)


A compound having a single amine group in its molecule, especially one that is a neurotransmitter (e.g., serotonin, norepinephrine).
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: mon·o·a·mine

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