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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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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.
The scientists, explaining the results said, this was because the seasons had an influence on certain monoamine neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, which control mood, however more research was needed to find out why.
Recent work has begun to shed light on the influence of the monoamine neurotransmitter dopamine.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are superior to TCAs in MDD with atypical features such as oversleeping, carbohydrate craving, rejection sensitivity, and mood sensitivity.
Recently, an additional mitochondrial protein, monoamine oxidase (MAO), is emerging as a major ROS source with potential pathophysiological relevance [2, 3].
Monoamine oxidase-B inhibitors: Selegiline, Rasagiline.
An alteration in the precursor amino acids has the potential to impact monoamine neurotransmitter synthesis in the brain.
Aim of this study was to test the monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibition activity of the same AFA extract and of its constituents phycocyanin (AFA-PC) and mycosporine-like aminoacids (AFA-MAAs).
Comment: As an essential cofactor for enzymes involved in the production of monoamine neurotransmitters and the metabolism of phenylalanine, BH4 may play an important role in neuropsychiatric function.
Current antidepressant drug therapies include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors and the older, less specific monoamine regulating drugs.
Monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) is an enzyme that breaks down serotonin, norephinephrine and dopamine, neurotransmitters well-known for their influence on emotion and mood.