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antidepressant Line breaks: anti|depres|sant
Pronunciation: /ˌantɪdɪˈprɛs(ə)nt/

Definition of antidepressant in English:


(Chiefly of a drug) used to alleviate depression.
Example sentences
  • The review of the evidence highlights associations between the severity of depression and response to antidepressant medication.
  • A common issue in the treatment of patients with depression is compliance with antidepressant drug regimens.
  • Treatment of individuals suffering from depression using antidepressant medications appears to be on the rise.


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An antidepressant drug.
Example sentences
  • The most commonly used drugs are antidepressants, mood stabilizers and antipsychotics.
  • The treatment drugs of choice are anticonvulsants and tricyclic antidepressants.
  • Further relief of symptoms may be achieved with tricyclic antidepressants and anticonvulsants.

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