Tyramine meaning

tīrə-mēn
A colorless crystalline amine, C8 H11 NO, found in mistletoe, putrefied animal tissue, certain cheeses, and ergot and also produced synthetically, used in medicine as a sympathomimetic agent.
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A crystalline amine, C8H11NO, found in ergot, cheeses, mistletoe, etc., and formerly used in the treatment of hypotension.
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An amine, C8 H11 NO, that is formed from the breakdown of tyrosine, is found in red wine, many aged and fermented foods, and mistletoe, and is a sympathomimetic agent.
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(chemistry) A phenolic amine, 4-hydroxy-phenethylamine, derived from the amino acid tyrosine, found in various foodstuffs and used as a sympathomimetic agent.
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Origin of tyramine

  • tyr(osine) amine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition