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Noun: tyramine  'tI-ru,meen
  1. Amino acid derived from tyrosine; has a sympathomimetic action; found in chocolate and cola drinks and ripe cheese and beer
    "patients taking MAOIs should avoid foods containing tyramine"

Derived forms: tyramines

Type of: amino acid, aminoalkanoic acid

Encyclopedia: Tyramine