Definition of Polyamine

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) any compound having many (more than three) amino functional groups; especially such compounds formed by decomposition of proteins ¹



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Definition of Polyamine

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Polyamine

1. A polymer of an amine. Class name for substances of the general formula H2N(CH2)nNH2, H2N(CH2)nNH(CH2)nNH2, H2N(CH2)nNH(CH2)nNH(CH2)nNH2, where n = 3, 4, or 5. Many polyamine's arise by bacterial action on protein; many are normally occurring body constituents of wide distribution, or are essential growth factors for microorganisms. Origin: G. Polys, much, many + amine (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyamine

polyalkenes
polyalkylation
polyalkylimide
polyalkylimides
polyallelic
polyallelism
polyallomer
polyallomers
polyalphabetic
polyalphabetically
polyamidation
polyamidations
polyamide
polyamides
polyamine (current term)
polyamine-methylene resin
polyamines
polyamino acids
polyaminopolycarboxylate
polyaminopolycarboxylates
polyaminopolycarboxylic
polyaminopolycarboxylic acid
polyamories
polyamorist
polyamorists
polyamorous
polyamorously
polyamorphism

Literary usage of Polyamine

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1. Large Scale Coastal Behavior (1993) edited by J. H. List (1995)
"... importers, and processors of amide of polyamine and organic acid. ... and processors of aryl sulfonate of a fatty acid mixture, polyamine condensate. ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations 21 Food and Drugs: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as by U.s. Gpo (2005)
"polyamine-epichlorohydrin water-soluble thermosetting resin produced by reacting ... polyamine resin produced by the reaction of 1,2-dichloroethane with ..."

3. Emf Science Review Symposium: Breakout Group Reports for Theoretical edited by Mary S. Wolfe, Christopher J. Portier (1997)
"The initial and rate limiting step in polyamine synthesis is catalyzed by ODC. ... (1996) polyamine levels were higher after 24 hours of exposure whereas ..."

4. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"Finally, the polyamine site antagonists ... antagonism are generated by channel blockade and not interaction with the NMDA, glycine, or polyamine sites. ..."

5. Raising Standards for American Education (1993)
"Induction of either polyamine or ethylene pathways may represent a control mechanism for inhibition or promotion of lesion formation and thereby contrib- ..."

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