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Medical Term:

catecholamines

Pronunciation: kat′ĕ-kol′ă-mēnz

Definition: Pyrocatechols with an alkylamine side chain; examples of biochemical interest are epinephrine, norepinephrine, and l-dopa. Catecholamines are major elements in responses to stress.

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