Definition of phenelzine in English:
noun[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic compound used as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor.
- A third trial compared the monoamine oxidase inhibitor phenelzine versus placebo in 24 people with chronic fatigue syndrome, using a modified Karnofsky scale and other outcome measures.
- When patients take monoamine oxidase inhibitors (eg, phenelzine or tranylcypromine sulfate), less of the dopamine is metabolized; thus the action of dopamine is prolonged and intensified.
- The first antidepressant shown to be useful for SAD was the irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitor phenelzine (Nardil).
1950s: from pheno- + e(thy)l + (hydra)zine.
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