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  • abbreviation monoamine oxidase inhibitor

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  • initialism pharmacology monoamine oxidase inhibitor

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  • noun any of a group of antidepressant drugs that inhibit the action of monoamine oxidase in the brain and so allow monoamines to accumulate


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  • The victim who presents with acute MAOI-I overdose may exhibit a wide range of effects.

    Monamine Oxidase Inhibitors

  • MAOI drugs like iproniazid, on the other hand, countered the reserpine effect and raised levels of norepinephrine.


  • If iproniazid was a monoamine oxidase inhibitor MAOI, and if at least one monoamine—serotonin—had been implicated in mental illness, then it stood to reason that iproniazid worked because it stopped the destruction of serotonin, thus increasing its presence in the brain.


  • St John's Wort, which is thought to act with properties of both an MAOI and SSRI, is the most prescribed treatment for mild depression in Germany.

    he's gotta have his dip-tet, honey

  • My opinion is that all depressed people who've found that SSRIs and therapy don't work should try an effective medicine like an MAOI.

    Answering the Real Question

  • Lastly, Maggi in (moderate amounts) acts as a mild MAOI Inhibitor, and thus is a homeopathic remedy (of sorts) for social anxiety, agoraphobia, panic disorder and borderline personality disorder, but as with all MAOI Inhibitors, please consult with your doctor if you are taking other medications to alleviate the risk of possible contraindications.

    My Love for Maggi Seasoning Sauce - Maggi Sauce

  • Even though I'm not on an MAOI, I think I could probably commit suicide by cheese.

    Death by Cheese Platter.

  • There ` s one class called an MAOI, which has a lot of actions and interactions with different kinds of dairy foods, things like cheese, certain kinds of aged wines.

    CNN Transcript Sep 13, 2006

  • And while many people do beautifully on them -- you see another SSRI right here -- while many people do beautifully on SSRIs, some people don't do well and they would do better on another class of drugs called MAOI.

    CNN Transcript Mar 1, 2006

  • While the combined use of Hypericum with orthodox medications has even shown an increased favorable response, it is advisable to exert some cautious watchfulness with the prolonged usage of St. Johnswort with serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI).



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