phenylethylamine


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phenylethylamine

(fĕn′əl-ĕth′ə-lə-mēn′, -lăm′ən, fē′nəl-)
n.
1. An amine, C8H11N, that is produced by the decarboxylation of phenylalanine and is present in small amounts in the brain and in many plants.
2. Any of several derivatives of this compound, including amphetamine, mescaline, and neurotransmitters such as dopamine. In both senses also called phenethylamine.

phenylethylamine

(fĕn″ĭl-ĕth″ĭl-ăl′ă-mēn″),

PEA

An alkaloid synthesized from the amino acid phenylalanine. It is found in the brain, where it contributes to the release of dopamine and endorphins. It is concentrated in chocolate and thought to be an antidepressant.
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Its sweet scent can also have a positive effect on our love-life, as chocolate contains phenylethylamine and serotonin, 'feel-good' substances that are naturally released when we're happy, in love or feeling passionate.
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