Definition of Monoamine

1. Noun. A molecule containing one amine group (especially one that is a neurotransmitter).

Generic synonyms: Amine, Aminoalkane
Specialized synonyms: Monoamine Neurotransmitter



Definition of Monoamine

1. Noun. (context: chemistry biochemistry) Any compound having a single amino functional group, especially a neurotransmitter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monoamine

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Monoamine

1. A molecule containing one amine group. Synonym: monamine. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Monoamine

monoalkoxide
monoalkoxides
monoalkyl
monoalkylated
monoalkylation
monoalkylations
monoalkynylation
monoallelic
monoallelically
monoalphabetic
monoalphabetically
monoaluminium
monoaluminum
monoamide
monoamides
monoamine (current term)
monoamine neurotransmitter
monoamine neurotransmitters
monoamine oxidase
monoamine oxidase inhibitor
monoamine oxidase inhibitors
monoamine oxidases
monoaminergic
monoamines
monoaminosaccharide
monoaminosaccharides
monoaminuria
monoamniotic
monoandry
monoanionic

Literary usage of Monoamine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"... bases) are formed by the joint oxidation of one molecule of diamine and two molecules of an aromatic monoamine. In this reaction fugitive ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"monoamine oxidase inhibitors were administered to rats while the activities of ... The ability of monoamine oxidase inhibitors to depress raphe units was ..."

3. Research on Alcohol and Alcoholism (1993)
"B. Lowered monoamine oxidase activity in brains from alcoholic suicides. ... L. Why do alcoholics have low platelet monoamine oxidase activity? ..."

4. Value of Psychiatric Treatment: Its Efficacy in Severe Mental Disorders edited by Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors Although the monoamine oxidase inhibitors have been somewhat ... Phenelzine is the monoamine oxidase inhibitor most frequently ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"It is also necessary that this second molecule of monoamine be a primary ... may bo oxidised together with one molecule of a primary aromatic monoamine, ..."

6. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"In addition, cytoplasmic DA levels are controlled by monoamine oxidase and synaptic DA ... Radioligand binding to sites associated with monoamine-containing ..."

7. Treatment of Depression edited by Cynthia D. Mulrow (2000)
"The most important drugs causing interactions from SSRIs and venlafaxine are with tricylic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, lithium, ..."

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