Definition of monoamine oxidase inhibitor in English:

monoamine oxidase inhibitor

Syllabification: mon·o·a·mine ox·i·dase in·hib·i·tor


  • Any of a group of antidepressant drugs that inhibit the activity of monoamine oxidase (so allowing accumulation of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain).
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    • Because of a potential drug interaction, don't take mirtazapine with another type of antidepressant called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor.
    • Products such as St John's wort may act as a mild monoamine oxidase inhibitor or as a serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
    • Bupropion is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, which has the potential for interaction with foods and amphetamines, so I'll stick with a serotonin reuptake inhibitor.

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