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isoquinoline


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Any of a number of nitrogenous bases that can be formed from catecholamines and indoleamines and that, when treated with formaldehyde gas, fluoresce under ultraviolet light, the wavelength of the emitted light depending on the specific catecholamine or indoleamine involved, providing a method of tracking these neurotransmitters in the nervous system. [From Greek isos equal or the same+quinoline, from Spanish quina kinchoma bark, from Quechua kina bark]

Subjects: Psychology.


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