Definition of bupropion in English:


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


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