monoamine-oxidase

monoamine oxidase

noun Biochemistry.
a copper-containing enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of monoamines. Abbreviation: MAO

Origin:
1950–55

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

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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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