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Meaning of DOPAMINE

Pronunciation:  d'√Ępum`In

WordNet Dictionary
[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

DOPAMINE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: Dopastat, Intropin
 See Also: monoamine neurotransmitter



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a chemical substance, a neurotransmitter, found in the brain that regulates movement, balance, and walking.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A hormonelike substance with the chemical formula C8H11NO2. It is found in the nervous system as an important neurotransmitter, or substance which transmits nerve signals from neuron to neuron. It is also an intermediate in the productions of the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine.