catecholamine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n catecholamine any of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland
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Usage


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Appetite-suppressant drugs are categorised as those that act via the catecholamine pathways (phentermine) or those that act via the serotonin pathways (fenfluramine, dexfenfluramine).
She is also interested in developing it into a technique to detect catecholamines, which include physiologically important molecules such as dopamine and epinephrine.
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