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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Further, the biogenic amine theory of depression, used to rationalize the use of these agents, is just that--a theory.