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bupropion Line breaks: bu|pro¦pion
Pronunciation: /bjuːˈprəʊpɪən/

Definition of bupropion in English:


[mass noun]
An antidepressant drug which is also given to relieve the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. Also called Zyban ( trademark).
  • Chemical formula: C13H18ClNO
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.


1970s: from butane + propion (see propionic acid) + -n (perhaps from -one).

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