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 (mŏn′ō-ăm′ēn, -ə-mēn′)
An amine compound containing one amino group, especially a compound that functions as a neurotransmitter.


(Biochemistry) a substance, such as adrenaline, noradrenaline, or serotonin, that contains a single amine group


(ˌmɒn oʊ əˈmin, -ˈæm ɪn)

an amine that has a single amino group, as the neurotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.
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Noun1.monoamine - a molecule containing one amine group (especially one that is a neurotransmitter)
amine, aminoalkane - a compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals
monoamine neurotransmitter - a monoamine that is functionally important in neural transmission
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In contrast to other ATDs, reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase A (RIMA) were associated with an increase in total mortality risk (HR, 1.48; 95 percent CI, 1.09 to 1.99).
"I thought if DMT is an endogenous monoamine, it should be very easy to detect using a fluorescence detector."
The monoamine theory of depression emerged from drug research during the 1950s.
INBRIJA is not to be used by patients who take or have taken a nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor such as phenelzine or tranylcypromine within the last two weeks.
The five classes of drugs used most commonly for feline anxiety disorders are azapirones, benzodiazepines, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Do not use in cats with a known hypersensitivity to mirtazapine or any of the excipients or in cats treated with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
Other drugs are also used to treat PD, including dopamine agonists, catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitor, monoamine oxidase-B inhibitor, N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist (amantadine), and adenosine A2A receptor antagonist (istradefylline) [3].
Previous studies have pointed out that the mechanism of depression is majorly due to the monoamine neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine (NE), serotonin (5-HT), and dopamine (DA) [6, 7], because most of the first choice antidepressants affect 5-HT and NE or 5-HT reuptakes.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) have well-established efficacy for treating depression, panic disorder, and social phobia.
Valbenazine, a novel selective vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2), is the first US FDA approved product indicated for adults with tardive dyskinesia.
discovered that the use of iproniazid leads to the inhibition of monoamine oxidase (MAO).
In this review, we will (1) give an update of the most recent developments in cardiac ageing, (2) describe the central role of mitochondrial ROS in cardiac ageing, and (3) discuss the role of monoamine oxidases (MAOs) as potential drivers of cardiac ageing.