Definition of clomipramine
: a tricyclic antidepressant C19H23ClN2 used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder
Origin and Etymology of clomipramine
chlor- + imipramine
First Known Use: 1975
Medical Definition of clomipramine
: a tricyclic antidepressant taken orally in the form of its hydrochloride C19H23ClN2·HCl to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder <Researchers agree that clomipramine dramatically reduces the repetitious behaviors of many people with obsessive compulsive disorder.—Ron Cowen, Science News, 14 Oct. 1989> Clomipramine is marketed under the trademark Anafranil.
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