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An amine that resembles amphetamine chemically and pharmacologically and that functions as a neurotransmitter in the nervous system. PEA abbrev. [From phenyl (as in phenylalanine) + ethyl, from Greek aither ether, from aithein to burn + hyle wood or substance + English amine, from am(monium) + Greek -ine indicating an organic compound]

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