Share this entry
bupropion Syllabification: bu·pro·pi·on
Pronunciation: /byo͞oˈprōpēən/

Definition of bupropion in English:


An antidepressant drug (C13H18ClNO) that is also given to relieve the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. Also called Zyban ( trademark).
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 + propionic.

Definition of bupropion in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources