a copper-containing enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of monoamines.
(biochem) an enzyme present in nerve tissue that is responsible for the inactivation of neurotransmitters MAO
monoamine oxidase n.
An enzyme in the cells of most tissues that catalyzes the oxidative deamination of monoamines such as serotonin.
monoaminergic mon·o·am·i·ner·gic (mŏn’ō-ām’ə-nûr’jĭk) adj. Of or being nerve cells or fibers that transmit nerve impulses by monoamine neurotransmitters.
[mon-oh-uh-moh-nee-uh m, mon-] /ˈmɒn oʊ əˈmoʊ ni əm, ˌmɒn-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, moderately water-soluble compound, NH 4 H 2 PO 4 , used as fertilizer, in fire extinguishers, etc.
- Monoamniotic twins
monoamniotic twins mon·o·am·ni·ot·ic twins (mŏn’ō-ām’nē-ŏt’ĭk) pl.n. Identical twins within a common amnion.
/mɒnɒɑːɒ/ noun (pl) monoao 1. a New Zealand plant, Dracophyllum subulatum, with rigid leaves, found esp in volcanic soil