CATECHOL-O-METHYLTRANSFERASE

n. an enzyme which specifically deactivates catecholamines. In the process of deactivating and degrading dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, this enzyme also alters their availability in the system.

CATECHOL-O-METHYLTRANSFERASE: "Catechol-O-methyltransferase is an enzyme located at the synapse of neurons."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CATECHOL-O-METHYLTRANSFERASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/catechol-o-methyltransferase/ (accessed August 4, 2020).
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