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oxidase British & World English

An enzyme which promotes the transfer of a hydrogen atom from a particular substrate to an oxygen molecule, forming water or hydrogen peroxide

monoamine oxidase British & World English

An enzyme (present in most tissues) which catalyses the oxidation and inactivation of monoamine neurotransmitters

monoamine oxidase inhibitor British & World English

Any of a group of antidepressant drugs which inhibit the activity of monoamine oxidase (so allowing accumulation of serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain)