Monoamine-oxidase definition

An enzyme in the cells of most tissues that catalyzes the oxidation of monoamines such as norepinephrine and serotonin.
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An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidative breakdown of monoamines such as norepinephrine and serotonin, thus regulating synaptic transmission of monoamine neurotransmitters in the nervous system.
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(biochemistry) Either of two enzymes, found in the outer membrane of mitochondria, that degrade biogenic amines and are thus responsible for the destruction of transmitter substances at neuronal synapses.
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Noun

Singular:
monoamine-oxidase
Plural:
monoamine-oxidases