monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)
Joe Hing Kwok Chu
A drug that interferes with the action of the enzyme monoamine oxdase
in the brain to slow down the breaking down of certain neurotransmitters.
Used in the treatment o depression.
Examples of MAO type A Inhibitors:
isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate)
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