Catecholamine vs Dopamine - What's the difference?

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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?

catecholamine

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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.
  • Hypernyms

    *benzenediol

    Hyponyms

    * adrenalone * arbutamine * cysteinyldopa * deoxyepinephrine * dopamine * dopexamine * epinephrine * hexoprenaline * isoprenaline * methyldopa * nordefrin * norepinephrine * oxidopamine See also

    dopamine

    Noun

  • (label) A neurotransmitter associated with movement, attention, learning, and the brain’s pleasure and reward system.
  • Abbreviations

    * DA

    Hypernyms

    * catecholamine * phenethylamine

    See also

    * norepinephrine English words suffixed with -amine ----