Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A monoamine neurotransmitter formed in the brain by the decarboxylation of dopa and essential to the normal functioning of the central nervous system. A reduction in its concentration within the brain is associated with Parkinson's disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biochemistry A neurotransmitter associated with movement, attention, learning, and the brain’s pleasure and reward system.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system; as a drug (trade names Dopastat and Intropin) it is used to treat shock and hypotension

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[dop(a) + amine.]

Examples

  • But the connection that scientists are making are saying basically this: when you check your information, when you get a buzz in your pocket, when you hear a ring you get what they call a dopamine squirt.

    Digital Overload: Your Brain On Gadgets

  • But the connection that scientists are making are saying basically this: when you check your information, when you get a buzz in your pocket, when you hear a ring you get what they call a dopamine squirt.

    Digital Overload: Your Brain On Gadgets

  • But the connection that scientists are making are saying basically this: when you check your information, when you get a buzz in your pocket, when you hear a ring you get what they call a dopamine squirt.

    Digital Overload: Your Brain On Gadgets

  • But the connection that scientists are making are saying basically this: when you check your information, when you get a buzz in your pocket, when you hear a ring you get what they call a dopamine squirt.

    Digital Overload: Your Brain On Gadgets

  • But the connection that scientists are making are saying basically this: when you check your information, when you get a buzz in your pocket, when you hear a ring you get what they call a dopamine squirt.

    Digital Overload: Your Brain On Gadgets

  • But the connection that scientists are making are saying basically this: when you check your information, when you get a buzz in your pocket, when you hear a ring you get what they call a dopamine squirt.

    Digital Overload: Your Brain On Gadgets

  • But the connection that scientists are making are saying basically this: when you check your information, when you get a buzz in your pocket, when you hear a ring you get what they call a dopamine squirt.

    Digital Overload: Your Brain On Gadgets

  • For the first time, researchers have defined this phenomenon, which they call dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome, or DAWS.

    Medindia Health News

  • For the first time, researchers have defined this phenomenon, which they call dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome, or DAWS.

    Medindia Health News

  • God loves us do we were given built in dopamine and endorphins to experience God.

    Friendly religious questions for Christians and other monotheists

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.