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[doh-puh-mi-nur-jik] /ˌdoʊ pə mɪˈnɜr dʒɪk/
adjective, Biochemistry
activated by or sensitive to dopamine.
Origin of dopaminergic
1970-75; dopamine + -ergic Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dopaminergic
  • The world is full of possibilities, and it is our dopaminergic urges that help us choose between them.
  • Contemporary theories of reinforcement learning are rooted in the dopaminergic reward system.
  • The basal ganglia is also a center for dopaminergic activity, which plays a big role in locomotor activity and drug responses.
  • The role of the dopaminergic neurons has been the source of a considerable literature.
dopaminergic in Medicine

dopaminergic do·pa·mi·ner·gic (dō'pə-mə-nûr'jĭk)
Relating to, involved in, or initiated by the neurotransmitter activity of dopamine or related substances.

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