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: 1975See Words from the same year
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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