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A biogenic amine found in both vertebrates and invertebrates (identified first in the salivary gland of Octopus). Octopamine can have properties both of a hormone and a neurotransmitter and acts as an adrenergic agonist.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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