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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: de'pren-il

Definition: A noncompetitive inhibitor of monoamine oxidase selective for the type B isozyme, which is responsible for oxidative deamination of dopamine in the brain. The drug is used as an antiparkinsonian agent.

Synonym(s): deprenil

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