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dopamine Line breaks: dopa|mine
Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊpəmiːn/

Definition of dopamine in English:

noun

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

Words that rhyme with dopamine

amphetamine • histamine

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