National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ts-m940158

Testing Status of Dopamine - M940158

 

CASRN: 51-61-6

Formula: C8-H11-N-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 4-(2-Aminoethyl)-1,2-benzenediol
  • 4-(2-Aminoethyl)pyrocatechol
  • 3,4-Dihydroxyphenylethylamine
  • 3-Hydroxytyramine

Known Uses

A monoamine formed in the body by the decarboxylation of dopa; an intermediate product in the synthesis of norepinephrine and acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system (Dorland's Med Dictionary 26th). Adrenergic (Merck Index, 10th)

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A29357)  Completed 
    •  Weakly Positive 
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