Definition of Monoamine oxidase

1. Noun. An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin).

Exact synonyms: Mao
Generic synonyms: Enzyme



Definition of Monoamine oxidase

1. Noun. (enzyme) Either of two enzymes, found in the outer membrane of mitochondria, that degrade biogenic amines and are thus responsible for the destruction of transmitter substances at neuronal synapses. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Monoamine oxidase

1. Catalysing breakdown of several biogenic amines, such as serotonin, adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Monoamine Oxidase

monoalkylated
monoalkylation
monoalkylations
monoalkynylation
monoallelic
monoallelically
monoalphabetic
monoalphabetically
monoaluminium
monoaluminum
monoamide
monoamides
monoamine
monoamine neurotransmitter
monoamine neurotransmitters
monoamine oxidase (current term)
monoamine oxidase inhibitor
monoamine oxidase inhibitors
monoamine oxidases
monoaminergic
monoamines
monoaminosaccharide
monoaminosaccharides
monoaminuria
monoamniotic
monoandry
monoanionic
monoaromatic
monoaromatics
monoarsenide

Literary usage of Monoamine oxidase

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"monoamine oxidase inhibitors were administered to rats while the activities of ... The ability of monoamine oxidase inhibitors to depress raphe units was ..."

2. Value of Psychiatric Treatment: Its Efficacy in Severe Mental Disorders edited by Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"monoamine oxidase Inhibitors Although the monoamine oxidase inhibitors have been somewhat ... Phenelzine is the monoamine oxidase inhibitor most frequently ..."

3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Dopa decarboxylase and monoamine oxidase activities increase; ... WI (males and females, 1 day-27 mo) monoamine oxidase activity is increased (Callingham ..."

4. Research on Alcohol and Alcoholism (1993)
"B. Lowered monoamine oxidase activity in brains from alcoholic suicides. ... L. Why do alcoholics have low platelet monoamine oxidase activity? ..."

5. Treatment of Depression edited by Cynthia D. Mulrow (2000)
"The most important drugs causing interactions from SSRIs and venlafaxine are with tricylic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, lithium, ..."

6. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... monoamine oxidase activity In the mouse brain. Life Sciences 4S(12):1173-7. 1991. Exposure to cigarette smoke has been found to attenuate the reduction ..."

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