biogenic amine hypothesis


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biogenic amine hypothesis

[¦bī·ō¦jen·ik ′a·mēn hī‚päth·ə·səs]
(psychology)
The hypothesis that abnormalities in the physiology and metabolism of biogenic amines are involved in the development of certain psychiatric illnesses.
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