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Octopamine

"Octopamine" 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.

An alpha-adrenergic sympathomimetic amine, biosynthesized from tyramine in the CNS and platelets and also in invertebrate nervous systems. It is used to treat hypotension and as a cardiotonic. The natural D(-) form is more potent than the L(+) form in producing cardiovascular adrenergic responses. It is also a neurotransmitter in some invertebrates.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Octopamine" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Octopamine" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 14 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2010
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