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Medical Term:

tyramine

Pronunciation: ti'ra-men, tir'a-

Definition: Decarboxylated tyrosine, a sympathomimetic amine having an action in some respects resembling that of epinephrine; present in ergot, mistletoe, ripe cheese, beer, red wine, and putrefied animal matter; elevated in people with tyrosinemia type II.

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