Meaning of dopamine
Pronunciation: (dō'pu-mēn"), [key]
- a catecholamine neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, retina, and sympathetic ganglia, acting within the brain to help regulate movement and emotion: its depletion may cause Parkinson's disease. Cf.
- a dopamine preparation used to increase the force of contraction of the heart in the treatment of shock. Cf.
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