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amine

Definitions of amine
  1. noun
    a compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals
    synonyms: aminoalkane
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    histamine
    amine formed from histidine that stimulates gastric secretions and dilates blood vessels; released by the human immune system during allergic reactions
    aminobenzine, aniline, aniline oil, phenylamine
    oily poisonous liquid amine obtained from nitrobenzene and used to make dyes and plastics and medicines
    enamine
    an amine containing the double bond linkage -C=C-N-
    monoamine
    a molecule containing one amine group (especially one that is a neurotransmitter)
    ptomain, ptomaine
    any of various amines (such as putrescine or cadaverine) formed by the action of putrefactive bacteria
    monoamine neurotransmitter
    a monoamine that is functionally important in neural transmission
    putrescine
    a colorless crystalline ptomaine with a foul odor that is produced in decaying animal matter
    cadaverine
    a colorless toxic ptomaine with an unpleasant odor formed during the putrefaction of animal tissue
    type of:
    alkane, alkane series, methane series, paraffin, paraffin series
    a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
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