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Title: Monoaminergic  
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Subject: Serotonin–norepinephrine–dopamine reuptake inhibitor, Methadone, Plateau potentials, Neuropeptidergic, Glycinergic
Collection: Nervous System, Neurochemistry, Neurotransmitters
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Monoaminergic means "related to monoamine neurotransmitters", which include serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine (and epinephrine), as well as melatonin.

A monoaminergic, or monoaminergic drug, is a chemical which functions to directly modulate the serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine/epinephrine, and/or melatonin neurotransmitter systems in the body or brain. Monoaminergics include catecholaminergics (which can be further divided into adrenergics and dopaminergics), serotonergics, and melatonergics. A specific example are monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), which affect the activity of all four of these systems.

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