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[tahy-ruh-meen] /ˈtaɪ rəˌmin/
noun, Biochemistry.
an amine, C 8 H 11 NO, abundant in ripe cheese as a breakdown product of tyrosine by removal of the carboxyl group (COOH). Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for tyramine


/ˈtaɪrəˌmiːn; ˈtɪ-/
a colourless crystalline amine derived from phenol and found in ripe cheese, ergot, decayed animal tissue, and mistletoe and used for its sympathomimetic action; 4-hydroxyphenethylamine. Formula: (C2H4NH2)C6H4OH
Word Origin
C20: from tyr(osine) + amine
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tyramine in Medicine

tyramine ty·ra·mine (tī'rə-mēn')
A colorless crystalline amine found in mistletoe, putrefied animal tissue, certain cheeses, and ergot, or produced synthetically, used as a sympathomimetic agent.

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