n. the hypothesis which postulates that a number of disorders (such as depression) result from a deficiency or excess in biogenic amines (e.g. norepinephrine). Thus, the solution is to check for abnormalities in the production, secretion, and metabolism of these amines.

BIOGENIC AMINE HYPOTHESIS: "Biogenic Amine Hypothesis supports the theory that there are certain mental and psychological disorders which originate from an imbalance in biogenic amines."
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