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dopamine

Definition:
One of the catecholamine neurotransmitters in the brain. It is derived from tyrosine and is the precursor to norepinephrine and epinephrine. Dopamine is a major transmitter in the extrapyramidal system of the brain, and important in regulating movement. A family of receptors mediate its action.
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Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • 3,4-dihydroxyphenethylamine
  • hydroxytyramine
  • dopamine hydrochloride
  • intropin
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/1436
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