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an organic compound containing nitrogen.
biogenic amine bioamine.
sympathomimetic a's amines that mimic the actions of the sympathetic nervous system, the group includes the catecholamines and drugs that mimic their actions.
vasoactive a's amines that cause vasodilation and increase small vessel permeability, such as histamine and serotonin.
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Any of a group of naturally occurring, biologically active amines, many of which are neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin.
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biogenic amineAny of the amines produced by living systems, which are involved in intercellular signalling.
• Ethanolamine derivatives—choline, acetylcholine, muscarine.
• Catecholamines—adrenaline/epinephrine, noradrenaline/norepinephrine, dopamine.
• Indolylalkylamines—e.g., tryptamine and serotonin.
• Polymethyline diamines—cadaverine and putrescine.
• Others—histamine, serotonin, tyramine.
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