Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An amine compound containing one amino group, especially a compound that functions as a neurotransmitter.

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  • n. Any compound having a single amino functional group, especially a neurotransmitter.

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  • n. a molecule containing one amine group (especially one that is a neurotransmitter)

Etymologies

From mono- + amine. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Swedish psychologist Eva Longato-Stadler found that criminals with personality disorders had lower than normal levels of an enzyme called monoamine oxidase, which affects the ability of the brain to use or synthesize serotonin.

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  • Dramatic synergism between MK-801 and clonidine with respect to locomotor stimulatory effect in monoamine-depleted mice.

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  • NMDA antagonist MK-801 causes marke locomotor stimulation in monoamine-depleted mice.

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  • And the new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry shows that in proportion to this oestrogen loss, levels of an enzyme called monoamine oxidase A increase dramatically in the brain.

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  • Circulation Research say the drug blocks a key enzyme called monoamine oxidase-A.

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  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) -- One of the earliest antidepressants; inhibits the function of an enzyme called monoamine oxidase that breaks down the neurotransmitter hormones; rarely prescribed due to severe reactions with certain foods and other medicines.

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  • Yohimbe has been promoted as a herbal remedy for depression, because it blocks an enzyme called monoamine oxidase.

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  • But the thing about tryptamines is they cannot be taken orally because they're denatured by an enzyme found naturally in the human gut called monoamine oxidase.

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  • Alcohol inhibits an enzyme called monoamine oxidase, which regulates the breakdown of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.

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  • Emsam, but also because Emsam is a member of a larger class of antidepressants called monoamine oxidase inhibitors, or MAOIs, which aren't used much anymore, but can be lifesaving for people who have failed to respond to other types of antidepressants.

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