Dopamine is a hyponym of catecholamine.
Catecholamine is a hypernym of dopamine.
As nouns the difference between catecholamine and dopamine
is that catecholamine
is (biochemistry) any of a class of aromatic amines derived from pyrocatechol that are hormones produced by the adrenal gland while dopamine
is (neurotransmitter) a neurotransmitter associated with movement, attention, learning, and the brain’s pleasure and reward system.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(biochemistry) Any of a class of aromatic amines derived from pyrocatechol that are hormones produced by the adrenal gland.
*1988 , Lubert Stryer, Biochemistry , 3rd edition, p. 1025:
*:Epinephrine and dopamine are two other catecholamine transmitters.
*2011 , (Steven Pinker), The Better Angels of Our Nature , Penguin 2012, p. 746:
*:The catecholamines are used in several motivational and emotional systems of the brain, and their concentration is regulated by proteins that break them down or recycle them.
(label) A neurotransmitter associated with movement, attention, learning, and the brain’s pleasure and reward system.