Definition of bupropion in English:

bupropion

Syllabification: bu·pro·pi·on
Pronunciation: /byo͞oˈprōpēən
 
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noun

  • An antidepressant drug (C13H18ClNO) that is also given to relieve the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. Also called Zyban ( • trademark ).
    More example sentences
    • The antidepressant drug bupropion can help control nicotine cravings.
    • Licensed primarily as an antihypertensive, clonidine shares some pharmacological effects with bupropion and tricyclic antidepressants.
    • What I haven't told you is that this was also a study of a drug called bupropion, trade name Zyban, to see if it works in getting people with schizophrenia to quit.

Origin

1970s: from butane + propionic.

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