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antidepressant

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adjective an·ti·de·pres·sant \-di-ˈpre-sənt\

Definition of antidepressant

  1. :  used or tending to relieve or prevent psychic depression



1961

First Known Use of antidepressant

1961


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antidepressant

noun an·ti·de·pres·sant

Simple Definition of antidepressant

  • medical : a drug that is used to relieve or prevent depression in a person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of antidepressant

  1. :  an antidepressant drug — compare tricyclic antidepressant

1962

First Known Use of antidepressant

1962


Medical Dictionary

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antidepressant

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adjective an·ti·de·pres·sant \ˌant-i-di-ˈpres-ənt, ˌan-ˌtī-\

Medical Definition of antidepressant

  1. :  used or tending to relieve or prevent psychological depression :  relating to, being, or utilizing an antidepressant <an antidepressant drug> <antidepressant treatment>



Variants of antidepressant

also

antidepressive

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antidepressant

noun an·ti·de·pres·sant

Medical Definition of antidepressant

  1. :  a drug used to treat psychological depression :  an antidepressant drug <The dual-action antidepressant venlafaxine appears to demonstrate superior efficacy and higher rates of remission in severe depression as compared with either SSRIs such as fluoxetine or tricyclic antidepressants.—John Mann, The New England Journal of Medicine, 27 Oct. 2005>—called also energizer, psychic energizer, psychostimulant; see tricyclic antidepressant



Variants of antidepressant

also

antidepressive



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