monoamine oxidase


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monoamine oxidase

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.

monoamine oxidase

n
(Biochemistry) biochem an enzyme present in nerve tissue that is responsible for the inactivation of neurotransmitters. Abbreviation: MAO

mon′oamine′ ox′idase



n.
a copper-containing enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of monoamines. Abbr.: MAO
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monoamine oxidase - an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin)
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
Translations
monoamine oxydase
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