tyramine

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English[edit]

Chemical structure of tyramine
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Etymology[edit]

Blend of tyrosine +‎ amine.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tyramine (countable and uncountable, plural tyramines)

  1. (biochemistry) A compound which occurs naturally in cheese and other foods and can cause dangerously high blood pressure in people taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor.

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