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Compound Summary for: CID 681

Dopamine

Also known as: Hydroxytyramin; Oxytyramine; Dopamin; intropin; 4-(2-Aminoethyl)benzene-1,2-diol; 3-Hydroxytyramine; hydroxytyramine
Molecular Formula: C8H11NO2   Molecular Weight: 153.17844   InChIKey: VYFYYTLLBUKUHU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
One of the catecholamine NEUROTRANSMITTERS in the brain. It is derived from TYROSINE and is the precursor to NOREPINEPHRINE and EPINEPHRINE. Dopamine is a major transmitter in the extrapyramidal system of the brain, and important in regulating movement. A family of receptors (RECEPTORS, DOPAMINE) mediate its action.   From: MeSH
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