Catecholamine definition

kătĭ-kōlə-mēn, -kô-
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Any of a group of amines derived from catechol that have important physiological effects as neurotransmitters and hormones and include epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine.
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Any of various compounds, as norepinephrine and dopamine, that are secretions, or byproducts of secretions, of the medulla of the adrenal gland and that affect the sympathetic nervous system.
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Any of a group of monoamines, including epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine, that act as neurotransmitters and hormones.
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Any of a group of amines derived from catechol that have important physiological effects as neurotransmitters and hormones and include epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine.
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(biochemistry) Any of a class of aromatic amines derived from pyrocatechol that are hormones produced by the adrenal gland.
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See also catecholamine.
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Noun

Singular:
catecholamine
Plural:
catecholamines

Origin of catecholamine