A ptomaine; a toxic amine causing disease or resulting from a disease process.
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pathoamineAn obsolete nonspecific term for a toxic amine, either:
(1) Formed courtesy of bacterial action on proteins—e.g., through decarboxylation of amino acids; or
(2) Formed or caused by a disease process.
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