Etymology
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dopamine

compound organic chemical, 1959, from DOPA, the amino acid (from first letter of elements of dioxyphenylalanine), + amine.

updated on September 30, 2018

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Definitions of dopamine from WordNet

dopamine (n.)
a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system; as a drug (trade names Dopastat and Intropin) it is used to treat shock and hypotension;
Synonyms: Dopastat / Intropin
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