clomipramine

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

Definition of clomipramine

  1. :  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


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clomipramine

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

Medical Definition of clomipramine

  1. :  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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