NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,051 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- monoamine oxidase inhibitor
- listen (MAH-noh-uh-MEEN OK-sih-days in-HIH-bih-ter)
- A type of drug used to treat depression. It stops the breakdown of certain chemicals in the brain that help improve a person’s mood. A monoamine oxidase inhibitor is a type of antidepressant. Also called MAO inhibitor.