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amine

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

Any one of a group of organic compounds derived by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms in ammonia by organic groups. Primary amines have one hydrogen replaced, e.g. methylamine, CH3null...

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biogenic amine

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Any amine that is produced by living organisms, especially the physiologically active amines that serve as neurotransmitters in animals. These include adrenaline (epinephrine),...

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indole

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A yellow solid, C8H7N, m.p. 52°C. Its molecules consist of a benzene ring fused to a nitrogen-containing five-membered ring. It occurs in some plants and in coal tar, and is produced in...

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indoleamine hypothesis

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The conjecture that abnormalities in the metabolism of indoleamines are implicated in the aetiology of depression, mania (1), and other mental disorders.

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tryptamine

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A naturally occurring alkaloid, C10H12N2, having an indole ring system with a –CH2–CH2–NH2 side chain in the 3-position of the nitrogen-containing ring. Derivatives of tryptamines have...

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