Dopamine vs Hydroxydopamine - What's the difference?

dopamine | hydroxydopamine |


As nouns the difference between dopamine and hydroxydopamine

is that dopamine is (label) a neurotransmitter associated with movement, attention, learning, and the brain’s pleasure and reward system while hydroxydopamine is any hydroxy derivative of dopamine, but especially 6-hydroxydopamine that is used experimentally to induce parkinson's disease in animals.

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 ----

    hydroxydopamine

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any hydroxy derivative of dopamine, but especially 6-hydroxydopamine that is used experimentally to induce Parkinson's disease in animals