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Descriptor in English: Biogenic Amines
Descriptor in Spanish: Aminas Biogénicas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Aminas Biogênicas
Descriptor in French: Amines biogènes
Entry term(s): Amine, Biogenic
Amines, Biogenic
Biogenic Amine
Tree number(s): D02.092.211
Scope note: A group of naturally occurring amines derived by enzymatic decarboxylation of the natural amino acids. Many have powerful physiological effects (e.g., histamine, serotonin, epinephrine, tyramine). Those derived from aromatic amino acids, and also their synthetic analogs (e.g., amphetamine), are of use in pharmacology.
Annotation: GEN or unspecified: prefer specific biogenic amine group term or specific biogenic amine indented under each
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
History Note: 73(71)
See also the descriptors: Receptors, Biogenic Amine MeSH
DeCS UI: 1703
Descriptor UI: D001679
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Biogenic Amines - Preferred
Concept UI M0002518
Scope note A group of naturally occurring amines derived by enzymatic decarboxylation of the natural amino acids. Many have powerful physiological effects (e.g., histamine, serotonin, epinephrine, tyramine). Those derived from aromatic amino acids, and also their synthetic analogs (e.g., amphetamine), are of use in pharmacology.
Preferred term Biogenic Amines
Entry term(s) Amine, Biogenic
Amines, Biogenic
Biogenic Amine



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