monoamine :

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

  • Some scientists point to high testosterone levels combined with low monoamine oxidase inhibitors, which regulates dopamine.
  • The theory is that in the brains of people suffering from severe depression, the enzyme monoamine oxidase breaks down too much of a group of mysterious brain chemicals called .
  • 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.

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