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ethanolamine/eth·a·nol·amine/ (eth″ah-nol´ah-mēn) monoethanolamine.
1. A hygroscopic viscous colorless liquid, C2H7NO, having a strong ammoniacal odor and used in acid gas scrubbers, in hide and hair treatments, and as a surfactant and emulsifier.
2. A class of sedative antihistamines that are ethanolamine derivatives, such as dimenhydrinate and diphenhydramine.
an amino alcohol formed by the decarboxylation of serine. It is a component of certain cephalins and phospholipids and is used as a surfactant in pharmaceutic products. Also called monoethanolamine.
a colorless, moderately viscous liquid with an ammoniacal odor contained in cephalins and phospholipids, and derived metabolically by decarboxylation of serine.
an enzyme of the endoplasmic reticulum, particularly in the liver, that catalyzes the biosynthesis of phosphatidylethanolamine.