American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An amine, C8H11N, that has pharmacological properties similar to those of amphetamine, occurs naturally as a neurotransmitter in the brain, and is present in chocolate and oil of bitter almonds.
“Fisher writes: This violent emotional disturbance that we call infatuation or attraction may begin with a small molecule called phenylethylamine, or PEA.”
“Not only does it taste good, but, like all chocolate, it contains substances called phenylethylamine and seratonin, both of which are the mood elevators found naturally in the human brain.”
“That's because chocolate also contains phenylethylamine, which is a chemical related to amphetamines.”
“That pleasurable feeling we get from love may be a result of something called phenylethylamine coursing through our veins.”
“Chocolate and rose water contain a chemical called phenylethylamine that is also produced by the brains of people in love and simulates post coital bliss.”
“Many people point to certain compounds found in chocolate — such as phenylethylamine — that produce a buzz when they reach the brain as evidence chocolate is addictive, Rogers said.”
“Chocolate contains substances called phenylethylamine and seratonin, both of which (put simply), are mood lifting agents found naturally in the human brain.”
“PEA (also known by its tongue twisting long name "phenylethylamine") is a key compound in Fastin and many other weight loss supplements (If you search the Internet for information on this compound by its acronym PEA, you will receive a few hits for pea soup recipes - not the same thing!).”
“- Chocolate - is one of the most popular contains the stimulant 'phenylethylamine'.”
“Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine -- both mental stimulants -- phenylethylamine (PEA), which raises our blood pressure and heart rate, and tryptophan, which helps release serotonin (sugar also produces that effect).”
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