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Introduction: Bupropion

Description of Bupropion

Bupropion: A substance that is used to treat depression, and to help people quit smoking. It belongs to the family of drugs called antidepressants.
Source: National Institute of Health

Bupropion: An aminoketone antidepressant. The molecular mechanism of the antidepressant effect of bupropion is unknown. This agent does not inhibit monoamine oxidase and, compared to classical tricyclic antidepressants, is a weak blocker of the neuronal uptake of serotonin and norepinephrine. Buproprion also weakly inhibits the neuronal re-uptake of dopamine. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Bupropion: unicyclic, aminoketone antidepressant; appears to block dopamine uptake; the hydrochloride is used as an aid to smoking cessation treatment.
Source: CRISP

Bupropion: A unicyclic, aminoketone antidepressant. The mechanism of its therapeutic actions is not well understood, but it does appear to block dopamine uptake. The hydrochloride is available as an aid to smoking cessation treatment.
Source: MeSH 2007

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