Dopamine vs Epinephrine - What's the difference?

dopamine | epinephrine |


As nouns the difference between dopamine and epinephrine

is that dopamine is (label) a neurotransmitter associated with movement, attention, learning, and the brain’s pleasure and reward system while epinephrine is (hormone|neurotransmitter|organic compound) a catecholamine hormone and neurotransmitter; as a hormone, secreted by the adrenal gland in response to stress (when it stimulates the autonomic nervous system); as a neurotransmitter, synthesized from norepinephrine.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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 ----

    epinephrine

    Noun

    (-)
  • (hormone, neurotransmitter, organic compound) A catecholamine hormone and neurotransmitter; as a hormone, secreted by the adrenal gland in response to stress (when it stimulates the autonomic nervous system); as a neurotransmitter, synthesized from norepinephrine.
  • Synonyms

    * (hormone and neurotransmitter) adrenalin, adrenaline, 4,5-?-trihydroxy-N -methylphenethylamine

    Hypernyms

    * (hormone) catecholamine * (neurotransmitter) monoamine, phenethylamine