Definitions for "Monoamine oxidase inhibitors"
A group of antidepressant drugs that prevent the enzyme monoamine oxidase from deactivating neurotransmitters of the central nervous system.
The first class of antidepressant medications, such as Nardil and Parnate. They are effective, especially for some kinds of depressions, but they impose difficult dietary restrictions on patients and have been largely superseded by the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
drugs which enhance the effect of certain chemical transmitters like dopamine, by inhibiting the function of enzymes that oxidize them (break them down).