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[mass noun] A compound which occurs naturally in cheese and other foods and can cause dangerously high blood pressure in people taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor.
- ‘One piece with which Milne was pleased was his clarification of the tyramine monoamine-oxidase inhibitor interaction (the ‘cheese reaction’).’
- ‘The phenolic substrates studied were p-cresol, p-hydroxyphenyl propionic acid, tyramine, and L- and D-tyrosine.’
- ‘Foods high in arylalkylamines (tryptophan, tyrosine, tyramine, and phenylalanine) have also been implicated in triggering IC symptoms.’
- ‘About nine per cent of people have at least one copy of a gene for 5HT2a that call for the amino acid tyramine at one point in the receptor protein.’
- ‘These could lead to serious interactions with foods containing tyramine, alcohol, narcotics, and over-the-counter decongestants.’
Early 20th century: from tyr(osine) + amine.
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