Definition of imipramine in English:

imipramine

Line breaks: im¦ipra|mine
Pronunciation: /ɪˈmɪprəmiːn
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A synthetic compound used to treat depression.
    • A tricyclic amine; chemical formula: C19H24N2
    More example sentences
    • Isolated instances of such damage have been reported with such drugs as benoxaprofen, chlorpromazine, haloperidol, imipramine, and others.
    • Antidepressants included in the trials were imipramine, amitriptyline, desipramine, phenylzine, isocaboxazid, brofaramine, fluoxetine, mianserin, and bupropion.
    • Another class of drugs used to relax the bladder is tricyclic antidepressants, such as imipramine, nortriptyline, and desipramine.

Origin

1950s: from imi(ne) + pr(opyl) + amine.

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