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Definition of "dopamine" []

  • A monoamine neurotransmitter formed in the brain by the decarboxylation of dopa and essential to the normal functioning of the central nervous system. A reduction in its concentration within the brain is associated with Parkinson's disease. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dopamine" in a sentence
  • "But the connection that scientists are making are saying basically this: when you check your information, when you get a buzz in your pocket, when you hear a ring you get what they call a dopamine squirt."
  • "For the first time, researchers have defined this phenomenon, which they call dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome, or DAWS."
  • "God loves us do we were given built in dopamine and endorphins to experience God."