imipramine

[ih-mip-ruh-meen]
noun Pharmacology.
a tricyclic antidepressant, C 19 H 24 N 2 , used for the symptomatic relief of depression.

Origin:
1955–60; contraction and rearrangement of iminodibenzyl and aminopropyl, components of the chemical name

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imipramine (ɪˈmɪprəˌmiːn)
 
n
a tricyclic antidepressant drug. Formula: C19H24N2
 
[C20: from imi(de) + pr(opyl) + amine]

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imipramine i·mip·ra·mine (ĭ-mĭp'rə-mēn')
n.
A tricyclic compound used to treat depression and enuresis.

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imipramine

synthetic drug used in the treatment of depression and enuresis (bed-wetting). Introduced into medicine in the 1960s, imipramine was the first tricyclic antidepressant, a class named for its three-ring molecular structure. Imipramine inhibits reuptake of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain. It is usually administered orally but may be given by intramuscular injection. The drug has a wide variety of side effects, which include dryness of the mouth, blurred vision, constipation, difficulty in passing urine, and cardiovascular abnormalities

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