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monoamine oxidase

noun, Biochemistry
a copper-containing enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of monoamines.
Abbreviation: MAO.
1950-55 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for monoamine oxidase

monoamine oxidase

(biochem) an enzyme present in nerve tissue that is responsible for the inactivation of neurotransmitters MAO
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monoamine oxidase in Medicine

monoamine oxidase n.
Abbr. MAO
An enzyme in the cells of most tissues that catalyzes the oxidative deamination of monoamines such as serotonin.

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