monoamine oxidase(redirected from Amine oxidase (flavin-containing))
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n. Abbr. MAO
An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidative breakdown of monoamines such as norepinephrine and serotonin, thus regulating synaptic transmission of monoamine neurotransmitters in the nervous system.
(Biochemistry) biochem an enzyme present in nerve tissue that is responsible for the inactivation of neurotransmitters. Abbreviation: MAO
a copper-containing enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of monoamines. Abbr.: MAO