MAOIS

are molecules which binding securely to their complementary receptor site on an enzyme which then permanently inhibits its ability to function. There are two types of maois which have this irreversible effect- hydrazine's which is related to isoniazid and nonhydrazines. These molecules have been used as antidepressant medication in the U.S. due to their inhibitory affect on a variety of enzymes and other molecules associated with depression.

MAOIS: "One of the many treatment groups for depression and schizophrenia are MAOIS which have been highly successful in both application to real life cases and clinical trails which took place in America."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MAOIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/maois/ (accessed September 22, 2019).
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