clomipramine

noun clo·mip·ra·mine \ klō-ˈmi-prə-ˌmēn \

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


Medical Dictionary

clomipramine

noun clo·mip·ra·mine \ klō-ˈmip-rə-ˌmēn \

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 CowenScience News14 Oct. 1989
Clomipramine is marketed under the trademark Anafranil.

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