deprenyl

noun

dep·​re·​nyl ˈde-prə-ˌnil How to pronounce deprenyl (audio)
: a monoamine oxidase inhibitor C13H17N used especially to treat Parkinson's disease

Word History

Etymology

perhaps from International Scientific Vocabulary dimethyl + propionic acid + phenyl + ethyl

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deprenyl was in 1975

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“Deprenyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deprenyl. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

deprenyl

noun
dep·​re·​nyl ˈdep-rə-ˌnil How to pronounce deprenyl (audio)
: an optically active compound C13H17N that is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor
especially : selegiline
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