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antidepressants definition

Drugs that prevent or relieve the symptoms of depression. Various psychological disorders are treated with antidepressants.

Note: Although there are many antidepressant drugs now in use, the best known is Prozac®.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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