Definition of monoamine oxidase inhibitor in English:

monoamine oxidase inhibitor

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noun

Medicine
  • Any of a group of antidepressant drugs which inhibit the activity of monoamine oxidase (so allowing accumulation of serotonin and noradrenaline 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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