monoamine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mono- + amine.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɒnəʊˈeɪmiːn/

Noun[edit]

monoamine (plural monoamines)

  1. (chemistry, biochemistry) Any compound having a single amino functional group, especially a neurotransmitter.
    • 1999, Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial 2004, p. 167:
      Dopamine and norepinephrine are so-called monoamines.
    • 2001, Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2001, p. 55:
      The first effective drugs used to treat clinical depression were compounds that act by enhancing the activity of chemicals known as monoamines in the brain.