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Molecular formula C8H11NO
Molar mass 137.18 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)

meta-Tyramine, also known as m-tyramine or 3-tyramine as well as 3-hydroxyphenylethylamine, is an endogenous monoamine compound and trace amine of the phenethylamine class.[1][2][3] It is a positional isomer of para-tyramine, and similarly to it, has effects on the adrenergic and dopaminergic systems.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Boulton AA, Huebert ND (November 1981). "Biosynthesis of some urinary trace amines in the rat and the human". Research Communications in Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology 34 (2): 295–310.  
  2. ^ Dyck LE, Juorio AV, Boulton AA (June 1982). "The in vitro release of endogenous m-tyramine, p-tyramine and dopamine from rat striatum". Neurochemical Research 7 (6): 705–16.  
  3. ^ Sardar A, Juorio AV, Boulton AA (June 1987). "The concentration of p- and m-tyramine in the rat mesolimbic system: its regional distribution and effect of monoamine oxidase inhibition". Brain Research 412 (2): 370–4.  
  4. ^ Dyck LE, Kazakoff CW, Dourish CT (October 1982). "The role of catecholamines, 5-hydroxytryptamine and m-tyramine in the behavioural effects of m-tyrosine in the rat". European Journal of Pharmacology 84 (3-4): 139–49.  
  5. ^ McQuade PS, Wood PL (1984). "The effects of administration of meta-tyramine and para-tyramine on dopamine and its metabolites in the rat striatum". Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 8 (4-6): 705–9.