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Re: pls define SSRI MAOI for me...sorry... heaven help me

Posted by Larry Hoover on May 24, 2006, at 18:37:19

In reply to pls define SSRI MAOI for me...sorry...(nm), posted by heaven help me on May 24, 2006, at 15:40:39

> nm

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
-preserves the mood neutrotransmitter serotonin in the synapse between brain neurons a little longer than it would naturally be.
-probably does lots of other things, due to receptor binding as well as transporter binding

MonoAmine Oxidase Inhibitor
-also preserves neurotransmitter half-life in the synapse, by slowing the destruction of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin by the enzyme monoamine oxidase
-moreover, it does the same things within neurons, extending the life of existing molecules of these neurotransmitters
-because the enzyme monoamine oxidase also is found in the gut, where it protects us from physiologically active amines in foods, inhibition of this enzyme involves dietary restrictions.

Lar

 

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