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dopaminergic Line breaks: dopa|min¦ergic
Pronunciation: /ˌdəʊpəmiːˈnəːdʒɪk/

Definition of dopaminergic in English:


Releasing or involving dopamine as a neurotransmitter.
Example sentences
  • Its primary actions alter both the dopaminergic and the opioid systems as well as other neurotransmitter systems.
  • Those who had taken levodopa or a dopaminergic agonist in the preceding two months were excluded.
  • Effects of glucocorticoids on dopaminergic activity are also strongly context and regionally dependent.


1960s: from dopamine + Greek ergon 'work' + -ic.

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