Meaning of tyramine

ty•ra•mine

Pronunciation: (tī'ru-mēn"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an amine, CHNO, abundant in ripe cheese as a breakdown product of tyrosine by removal of the carboxyl group (COOH).
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