Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs): Definition, Effects & Types


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1. All of the following can be side effects of MAOIs EXCEPT for what?

2. Why must you remain on a continuous strict diet regimen while taking MAOIs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will gauge your understanding of monoamine oxidase inhibitors. The topics you will to know in order to pass the quiz include the workings of MAOIs, side effects, and inclinations of keeping them in check.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Which drugs are considered monoamine oxidase inhibitors
  • Proper diet when using MAOIs
  • Importance of regimental behavior while using these inhibitors
  • Why were monoamine oxidase inhibitors first used

Skills Practiced

Test your skills on the following with our quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related MAOIs lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about MAOIs in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve MAOI practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about MAOIs

Additional Learning

Read through the accompanying lesson, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs): Definition, Effects & Types to upgrade your understanding of topics including:

  • Possible root causes of depression
  • Chemical usage of monoamine oxidase inhibitors as an antidepressant
  • Effects of MAOIs
  • Types of MAOIs