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monoamine

[¦män·ō′am‚ēn]
(organic chemistry)
An amine compound that has only one amino group.
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Effects of three monamine uptake inhibitors on behaviour maintained by cocaine or food presentation in rhesus monkeys.
Antidepressants are thought to exert their therapeutic and adverse effects through 3 chemical monamine neurotransmission systems; by increasing levels of norepinephrine, serotonin, or dopamine in the synapse; and by resultant secondary changes in presynaptic and postsynaptic receptor physiology.
Sterotaxic mapping of the monamine pathways in the rat brain.
The scientists reported that "isolated complete monamine oxidase A (MAOA) deficiency in this family is associated with a recognizable behavioral phenotype that includes disturbed regulation of impulsive aggression.
The authors suggest that increased serotonin is compensating for age-related deficits in other monamine neurotransmitters (Cransac, Peyrin, Cottet-Emard, Farhat, Pequignot & Reber, 1996).
Drugs that produce increased serotonin neurotransmission, such as serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, monamine oxidase inhibitors, or tramadol, if administered concurrently, may produce a life-threatening "serotonin syndrome," composed of altered cognition, neuromuscular activity, and autonomic function (86).
Serotonin (hydroxytryptamine, or 5-HT) is a monamine neurotransmitter that enhances relaxation and smooth/controlled motor coordination (by inhibiting quick motor responses).