BIOGENIC AMINE

n. a group of biologically-active amines which naturally occur in the body. These psychoactive neurotransmitters include serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Sometimes referred to as neurohormones, these substances help regulate vital body processes and improve mental functioning.

BIOGENIC AMINE: "Through a biogenic amine and without the use of medications, the body has its own natural way of regulating breathing, blood pressure, temperature, and sleep."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BIOGENIC AMINE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/biogenic-amine/ (accessed November 12, 2019).
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