"Dopamine" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
One of the catecholamine NEUROTRANSMITTERS in the brain. It is derived from TYROSINE and is the precursor to NOREPINEPHRINE and EPINEPHRINE. Dopamine is a major transmitter in the extrapyramidal system of the brain, and important in regulating movement. A family of receptors (RECEPTORS, DOPAMINE) mediate its action.
- 3,4 Dihydroxyphenethylamine
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Dopamine".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Dopamine".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Dopamine" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Dopamine" was a major or minor topic of these publication.