monoamine monoamine


  • (n) a molecule containing one amine group (especially one that is a neurotransmitter)


  1. Some scientists point to high testosterone levels combined with low monoamine oxidase inhibitors, which regulates dopamine.
  2. A variation in a gene known as VMAT2--for vesicular monoamine transporter--seemed to be directly related to how the volunteers scored on the self-transcendence test.
  3. But the enzyme that is supposed to do the oxidizing is monoamine oxidase, the very enzyme that Parnate neutralizes to achieve its antidepressant effect.


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