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Monoamine Oxidase inhibitors are examples of:

a) Reversable enzyme inhibitors
b) Irreversable enzyme inhibitors
c) Reversable enzyme enhancers
d) Irreversable enzyme enhancers

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a) Reversable enzyme inhibitors

MAOIs act by inhibiting the activity of monoamine oxidase preventing the breakdown of monoamine neurotransmitters and so increasing the available stores. There are two isoforms, MAO-A and MAO-B. MAO-A preferentially ...

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Reversable enzyme inhibitors are described.

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