One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A compound having a single amine group in its molecule, especially one that is a neurotransmitter (e.g., serotonin, norepinephrine).
- ‘Estrogen and progesterone seem to modulate levels of monoamines, including serotonin.’
- ‘The changes and control of emotion were related to the changes in the levels of monoamines and its metabolites in the limbic system of the brain stem.’
- ‘Therefore, it appears likely that aggression is moderated by a variety of neuromodulators, including monoamines, neuropeptides and neurosteriods.’
- ‘Interest has focused recently on the responses of central brain monoamines, specifically the catecholamines and indoleamines in response to stress.’
- ‘While hyperforin may be sufficient to explain the antidepressant effects of St. John's wort, synergistic effects on monoamines is possible.’
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