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Dopamine is important neurotransmitter (messenger) in the brain. It is classified as a catecholamine (a class of molecules that serve as neurotransmitters and hormones).
It is a precursor of adrenaline and a closely related molecule, noradrenaline. Dopamine is formed by the decarboxylation (removal of a carboxyl group) from dopa.
Dopamine is one of the neurotransmitters playing a major role in addiction. Drugs such as cocaine and amphetamine produce their effects by changing the flow of neurotransmitters. These drugs are defined as indirect acting because they depend on the activity of neurons. In contrast, some drugs bypass neurotransmitters altogether and act directly on receptors. Such drugs are direct acting.