Definition of dopamine in English:

dopamine

noun

Biochemistry
  • [mass noun] A compound present in the body as a neurotransmitter and a precursor of other substances including adrenaline.

    • ‘Either way the result is a similar biochemical effect - the production of neurotransmitters like dopamine.’
    • ‘Other brain chemicals besides serotonin, such as dopamine and noradrenaline, also play an important part in mood.’
    • ‘Well, dopamine is a brain neurotransmitter, and it's believed to regulate movement.’
    • ‘These drugs all act in the brain to stimulate receptors that recognize the chemical messenger substance dopamine.’
    • ‘The ability of the brain to absorb or produce chemicals such as dopamine or serotonin is what leads to the illness.’

Origin

1950s: blend of dopa and amine.

Pronunciation:

dopamine

/ˈdəʊpəmiːn/