monoamine oxidase
noun Date: 1951 an enzyme that deaminates monoamines oxidatively and that functions in the nervous system by breaking down monoamine neurotransmitters

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  • monoamine oxidase — SYN: amine oxidase (flavin containing). * * * monoamine oxidase n an enzyme that deaminates monoamines oxidatively and that functions in the nervous system by breaking down monoamine neurotransmitters * * * (MAO) an enzyme that catalyses the… …   Medical dictionary

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  • monoamine oxidase — noun Biochemistry an enzyme (present in most tissues) which catalyses the oxidation and inactivation of monoamine neurotransmitters …   English new terms dictionary

  • monoamine oxidase — Enzyme catalysing breakdown of several biogenic amines, such as serotonin, adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • monoamine oxidase — Biochem. a copper containing enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of monoamines. Abbr.: MAO [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • monoamine oxidase — noun Either of two enzymes, found in the outer membrane of mitochondria, that degrade biogenic amines and are thus responsible for the destruction of transmitter substances at neuronal synapses …   Wiktionary

  • monoamine oxidase — mon′oamine′ ox′idase n. biochem. a copper containing enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of monoamines Abbr.: MAO • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

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