MAO inhibitor

MAO inhibitor
n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • MAO inhibitor — Monoamine oxidase inhibitor. One of a potent class of medications used to treat depression. * * * MAO inhibitor em ā ō n MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITOR * * * a drug that prevents the activity of the enzyme monoamine oxidase (MAO) in brain tissue and …   Medical dictionary

  • MAO inhibitor — a drug that prevents the activity of the enzyme monoamine oxidase (MAO) in brain tissue and therefore affects mood. MAO inhibitors include phenelzine, isocarboxazid, and tranylcypromine. These drugs are irreversible MAO inhibitors, whose use as… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • MAO inhibitor. — See monoamine oxidase inhibitor. * * * …   Universalium

  • MAO inhibitor. — See monoamine oxidase inhibitor …   Useful english dictionary

  • MAO — MAO: 1) Abk. für Monoamin Oxidase, entspr. auch in MAO Hemmer (MAOH) oder MAO Inhibitor (MAOI); 2) Abk. für ↑ Methylaluminoxan. * * * MAO,   Abkürzung für Monoaminoxidase …   Universal-Lexikon

  • mao inhibition —    The suppression of monoamine oxydase (flavin containing amine oxydase). MAO is critical in modifying nerve ending storage of certain mono amines (in this case, epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine...another type of MAO works on histamines) …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • inhibitor — 1. An agent that restrains or retards physiologic, chemical, or enzymatic action. 2. A nerve, stimulation of which represses activity. SEE ALSO: inhibition. α glucosidase i. an oral agent that aids in th …   Medical dictionary

  • inhibitor — n. a substance that prevents the occurrence of a given process or reaction. See also: MAO inhibitor …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitor — MAOI redirects here. For the Easter Island statues, see Moai. Monoamine oxidase Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are a class of antidepressant drugs prescribed for the treatment of depression. They are particularly effective in treating… …   Wikipedia

  • monoamine oxidase inhibitor — Pharm. any of various substances, as isocarboxazid and phenelzine, that block enzymatic breakdown of certain monoamine neurotransmitters: used to treat severe depression. Abbr.: MAOI Also called MAO inhibitor. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

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