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Related to biogenic: sociogenic, Biogenic amines
originating in a biological process.
Produced by a living organism.
biogenic/bi·o·gen·ic/ (-jen´ik) having origins in biological processes.
1. Produced by living organisms or biological processes.
2. Necessary for the maintenance of life processes.
1 produced by the action of a living organism, such as fermentation.
2 essential to life and the maintenance of health, such as food, water, and proper rest.
biogenicBiogenous adjective Arising or originating from a biologic process
Produced by living organisms.
[G. bios, life, + gennaō, to produce]
having the property of originating in a biological process.
an amine neurotransmitter, such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, serotonin or dopamine.
endogenous biogenic amines
occur naturally in the body, e.g. epinephrine, norepinephrine.