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octopamine

Pronunciation: ok-to'pa-men

Definition: A sympathomimetic amine; a false neurotransmitter produced by noradrenergic neurons in the presence of monoamine oxidase inhibitors.

Synonym(s): norsympatol, norsynephrine

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