monoamine oxidase

noun

Definition of monoamine oxidase

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

First Known Use of monoamine oxidase

1951


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monoamine oxidase

noun

medical Definition of monoamine oxidase

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

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