|Synonyms||4-hydroxyphenethylamine, systogene, tocosine, tyrosamine, uteramine|
Tyramine is an trace amine neurotransmitter, that is a potent TAAR1 agonist, hence inducing monoamine release. Exogenous sources (like dietary sources) have little pressor effects (blood pressure-elevating effects; via inducing catecholamine release) in healthy individuals, but those treated with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (especially irreversible inhibitors) can experience a hypertensive crises due to this pressor effects.
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