Dopamine vs Octopamine - What's the difference?

dopamine | octopamine |


As nouns the difference between dopamine and octopamine

is that dopamine is (label) a neurotransmitter associated with movement, attention, learning, and the brain’s pleasure and reward system while octopamine is (organic compound) an aromatic amine, 4-(2-amino-1-hydroxy-ethyl)phenol , related to noradrenaline, having similar characteristics to dopamine.

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 ----

    octopamine

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia octopamine) (-)
  • (organic compound) An aromatic amine, 4-(2-amino-1-hydroxy-ethyl)phenol , related to noradrenaline, having similar characteristics to dopamine