tryptamine

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tryptamine (countable and uncountable, plural tryptamines)

  1. (uncountable, biochemistry) a heterocyclic amine found in both plant and animal tissue, where it is an intermediate in several metabolic schemes.
  2. (countable, medicine) Any of a class of neurotransmitters and psychedelic drugs derived from this compound.