tricyclic

Definitions of tricyclic
  1. noun
    an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin and thus making more of those substances available to act on receptors in the brain
    synonyms: tricyclic antidepressant, tricyclic antidepressant drug
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    Elavil, amitriptyline, amitriptyline hydrochloride
    a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effects; interacts with many other medications
    clomipramine
    a tricyclic antidepressant drug
    desipramine
    a tricyclic antidepressant drug that activates the psychomotor system
    Adapin, Sinequan, doxepin, doxepin hydrochloride
    a tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Adapin and Sinequan) with numerous side effects (dry mouth and sedation and gastrointestinal disturbances)
    Imavate, Tofranil, imipramine, impramine hydrochloride
    a tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Imavate and Tofranil) used to treat clinical depression
    Pamelor, nortriptyline
    a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Pamelor) used along with psychotherapy to treat dysthymic depression; may interact dangerously if taken with other drugs
    protriptyline
    tricyclic antidepressant used to treat clinical depression
    Surmontil, trimipramine
    tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Surmontil) used to treat depression and anxiety and (sometimes) insomnia
    type of:
    antidepressant, antidepressant drug
    any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects
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