Definitions for "MAOI"
Monoamine oxidase (MAO) is an enzyme that breaks down dopamine. In PD, a MAOI-B inhibitor can be taken to help reduce the breakdown of dopamine. Selegiline (Eldepryl, Clondepryl, Deprenyl) is a MAO-B inhibitor.
(abbr.) Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors. A class of drugs seldom prescribed for depression and anxiety.
A class of antidepressant medications that block or inhibit the enzyme monoamine oxidase, not only in the brain but throughout the body which increases the levels of certain neurotransmitters.