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[mon-oh-uh-meen, -am-in] /ˌmɒn oʊ əˈmin, -ˈæm ɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
any of various biogenic amine neurotransmitters having a single amino group, as dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.
Origin of monoamine
1855-60; mono- + amine Unabridged
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a substance, such as adrenaline, noradrenaline, or serotonin, that contains a single amine group
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monoamine in Medicine

monoamine mon·o·am·ine (mŏn'ō-ām'ēn, -ə-mēn')
An amine compound containing one amino group, especially a compound that functions as a neurotransmitter.

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monoamine in Science
  (mŏn'ō-ām'ēn, -ə-mēn')   
An amine compound containing one amino group (NH2), especially such a compound that functions as a neurotransmitter. The catecholamines and serotonin are monoamines. Abnormal levels of monoamines in the brain have been implicated in mood disorders.
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