monoamine oxidase inhibitor

Definitions of monoamine oxidase inhibitor
  1. noun
    any of a group of antidepressant drugs that inhibit the action of monoamine oxidase in the brain and so allow monoamines to accumulate
    synonyms: MAOI
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    an antidepressant drug that acts as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor
    Marplan, isocarboxazid
    a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (trade name Marplan) that is used to treat clinical depression
    Nardil, phenelzine
    monoamine oxidase inhibitor (trade name Nardil) used to treat clinical depression
    an antidepressant drug that is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor; administered as a sulfate
    type of:
    antidepressant, antidepressant drug
    any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects
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