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monoamine oxidase

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noun Biochemistry.
a copper-containing enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of monoamines. Abbreviation: MAO
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Origin of monoamine oxidase

First recorded in 1950–55
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monoamine oxidase

noun
biochem an enzyme present in nerve tissue that is responsible for the inactivation of neurotransmittersAbbreviation: MAO
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