Catecholamine



any of a group of chemically related neurotransmitters, as epinephrine and dopamine, that have similar effects on the sympathetic nervous system.
noun
any of a group of hormones that are catechol derivatives, esp adrenaline and noradrenaline
n.

type of hormone, from catechol (1880), from catechu, 17c. name for an astringent substance used in medicines, dyeing, etc., which apparently is from Malay kachu.

catecholamine cat·e·cho·la·mine (kāt’ĭ-kō’lə-mēn’, -kô’-)
n.
Any of a group of amines composed of a pyrocatechol molecule and the aliphatic portion of an amine that have important physiological effects as neurotransmitters and hormones, such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and L-dopa.
catecholamine
(kāt’ĭ-kō’lə-mēn’, -kô’-)
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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