Definition of Maoi

1. Noun. Any of a group of antidepressant drugs that inhibit the action of monoamine oxidase in the brain and so allow monoamines to accumulate.




Definition of Maoi

1. Initialism. (pharmacology) monoamine oxidase inhibitor ¹

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Medical Definition of Maoi

1. A drug that interferes with the action of monoamine oxidase, slowing the breakdown of certain neurotransmitters. Used in the treatment of depression. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are a group of antidepressant drugs that prevent the activity of the enzyme monoamine oxidase in the central nervous system (brain) thus affecting mood. The use of these medications is often restricted due to their severe side effects and drug (and food) interactions. Examples include isocarboxazid, pargyline, selegiline, furazolidone and phenelzine. Acronym: MAOI (26 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maoi

MADD
MAF
MAFIAA
MAFs
MAG protein
MAI
MAK
MAK-L protein kinase
MAK-related kinase
MALDI
MALS
MANPAD
MANs
MAO
MAOI
MAP
MAPKAP kinase-2 reactivating kinase
MAP kinase
MAP kinase kinase kinase
MAPs
MAR
MARV
MARVs
MAS
MASP-2 protease
MATESOL
MAU

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