Dopamine vs Dopa - What's the difference?

dopamine | dopa |


As nouns the difference between dopamine and dopa

is that dopamine is (label) a neurotransmitter associated with movement, attention, learning, and the brain’s pleasure and reward system while dopa is the amino acid (dihydroxyphenylalanine) that is generated in the liver from tyrosine and then converted into dopamine in the brain.

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 ----

    dopa

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The amino acid (dihydroxyphenylalanine) that is generated in the liver from tyrosine and then converted into dopamine in the brain
  • Anagrams

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