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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 depression antidepressant drugs

1961

First Known Use of antidepressant

1961


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antidepressant

noun an·ti·de·pres·sant

Definition of antidepressant

1962

First Known Use of antidepressant

1962


ANTIDEPRESSANT Defined for English Language Learners

antidepressant

noun

Definition of antidepressant for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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antidepressant

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

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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


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antidepressant

noun an·ti·de·pres·sant
variants: also

antidepressive

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



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