noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1951 an amine RNH2 that has one organic substituent attached to the nitrogen atom; especially one (as serotonin) that is functionally important in neural transmission

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  • monoamine — [ mɔnoamin ] n. f. • 1883; de mono et amine 1 ♦ Chim. Amine qui ne possède qu un radical NH2. 2 ♦ (1960) Biochim. Monoamine oxydase : enzyme inactivant certains neurotransmetteurs (⇒ I. M. A. O.) . ● monoamine nom féminin Substance chimique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • monoamine — [män΄ōam′ēn΄, män΄ōə mēn′] n. an amine with one amino group …   English World dictionary

  • Monoamine — La noradrénaline, une monoamine neurotransmetteur. Les monoamines sont des neurotransmetteurs dérivés d acides aminés, comportant un groupement éthylamine (amine NH2 lié par un pont C2H5) lié à un noyau aromatique. On distingue notamment les …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Monoamine — Noradrenalin ist ein Monoamin Neurotransmitter Monoamine sind Neurotransmitter und Neuromodulatoren, die eine Aminogruppe enthalten, welche über eine Ethylengruppe ( CH2 CH2 ) mit einem aromatischen Ring verbunden sind. Alle Monoamine sind… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • monoamine — noun a molecule containing one amine group (especially one that is a neurotransmitter) • Hypernyms: ↑amine, ↑aminoalkane • Hyponyms: ↑monoamine neurotransmitter …   Useful english dictionary

  • monoamine — /mon oh euh meen , am in/, n. Biochem. any of various biogenic amine neurotransmitters having a single amino group, as dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. [1855 60; MONO + AMINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • monoamine — noun /mɒnəʊˈeɪmiːn/ Any compound having a single amino functional group, especially a neurotransmitter …   Wiktionary

  • monoamine — A molecule containing one amine group. SYN: monamine. * * * mono·am·ine .män ō ə mēn, am .ēn also mon·am·ine .män ə mēn, am .ēn n an amine RNH2 that has one organic substituent attached to the nitrogen atom esp one (as serotonin) that is… …   Medical dictionary

  • monoamine — [ˌmɒnəʊ eɪmi:n] (also monamine) noun Chemistry a compound having a single amine group in its molecule, especially one which is a neurotransmitter (e.g. serotonin, noradrenaline) …   English new terms dictionary

  • monoamine — mono·amine …   English syllables

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