It is an organic chemical of the catecholamine and phenethylamine families.- Dopamine
Included among catecholamines are epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and dopamine.- Catecholamine
Various stimulant drugs (such as a number of substituted amphetamines) are catecholamine analogues.- Catecholamine
Many drugs in this class work primarily by activating trace amine-associated receptor 1 (TAAR1); in turn, this causes reuptake inhibition and effluxion, or release, of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.- Stimulant
Most stimulants exert their activating effects by enhancing catecholamine neurotransmission.- Stimulant
Drugs that increase synaptic dopamine concentrations include psychostimulants such as methamphetamine and cocaine.- Dopamine
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Norepinephrine (NE), also called noradrenaline (NA) or noradrenalin, is an organic chemical in the catecholamine family that functions in the brain and body as both a hormone and neurotransmitter.
Thus the direct precursor of norepinephrine is dopamine, which is synthesized indirectly from the essential amino acid phenylalanine or the non-essential amino acid tyrosine.
These are drugs whose primary effects are thought to be mediated by different neurotransmitter systems (dopamine for stimulants, serotonin for antidepressants), but many also increase levels of norepinephrine in the brain.