clo·​mip·​ra·​mine | \ klō-ˈmi-prə-ˌmēn How to pronounce clomipramine (audio) \

Definition of clomipramine

: a tricyclic antidepressant C19H23ClN2 used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder

Examples of clomipramine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of clomipramine hydrochloride, a generic for the brand name drug Clomicalm, for dogs ages 6 months and up who have fears or underlying anxiety about being left alone. NBC News, "FDA approves cheaper meds for dogs with separation anxiety," 30 Oct. 2019 Yet the scarcity of clomipramine has little to do with Brexit. The Economist, "A dire scarcity of drugs is worsening, in part, because they are so cheap," 14 Sep. 2019 In August 2013, Walgreens drugstores, a Mylan customer, asked Sandoz to bid for supplying clomipramine. Ben Elginbloomberg, Los Angeles Times, "Price of an OCD drug jumped 1,200%. State attorneys general blame price fixing," 2 Aug. 2019 The companies, including those that make clomipramine, have denied the states’ allegations. Ben Elginbloomberg, Los Angeles Times, "Price of an OCD drug jumped 1,200%. State attorneys general blame price fixing," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of clomipramine

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clomipramine

chlor- + imipramine

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“Clomipramine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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clo·​mip·​ra·​mine | \ klō-ˈmip-rə-ˌmēn How to pronounce clomipramine (audio) \

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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