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Introduction: Antidepressant

Description of Antidepressant

Antidepressant: A drug used to treat depression.
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Antidepressant: any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects.
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Antidepressant: Mood-stimulating drugs used primarily in the treatment of affective disorders and related conditions. Several MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS are useful as antidepressants apparently as a long-term consequence of their modulation of catecholamine levels. The tricyclic compounds useful as antidepressive agents (ANTIDEPRESSIVE AGENTS, TRICYCLIC) also appear to act through brain catecholamine systems. A third group (ANTIDEPRESSIVE AGENTS, SECOND-GENERATION) is a diverse group of drugs including some that act specifically on serotonergic systems.
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Antidepressant: mood-stimulating drugs used primarily in the treatment of affective disorders and related conditions.
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Broader terms for Antidepressant

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Hierarchical classifications of Antidepressant

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WordNet 2.1

  • medicament,medication,medicinal drug,medicine
  • drug
  • agent
  • causal agency,causal agent,cause
  • entity

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