Definition of dopaminergic in English:

dopaminergic

Translate dopaminergic into Spanish

adjective

Biochemistry
  • Releasing or involving dopamine as a neurotransmitter. Drugs with this effect are used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and certain endocrine disorders.

    ‘Its primary actions alter both the dopaminergic and the opioid systems as well as other neurotransmitter systems.’
    • ‘Those who had taken levodopa or a dopaminergic agonist in the preceding two months were excluded.’
    • ‘Effects of glucocorticoids on dopaminergic activity are also strongly context and regionally dependent.’
    • ‘It binds to a number of receptor sites in the body, including serotonin, adrenergic and dopaminergic receptors.’
    • ‘The causes of mania and depression are biochemical changes in adrenergic and dopaminergic brain messengers.’

Pronunciation

dopaminergic

/ˌdōpəməˈnərjik/ /ˌdoʊpəməˈnərdʒɪk/

Origin

1960s from dopamine + Greek ergon ‘work’+ -ic.