deprenyl

noun
dep·​re·​nyl | \ ˈde-prə-ˌnil How to pronounce deprenyl (audio) \

Definition of deprenyl

: a monoamine oxidase inhibitor C13H17N used especially to treat Parkinson's disease

First Known Use of deprenyl

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deprenyl

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

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“Deprenyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deprenyl. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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deprenyl

noun
dep·​re·​nyl | \ ˈdep-rə-ˌnil How to pronounce deprenyl (audio) \

Medical Definition of deprenyl

: an optically active compound C13H17N that is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor especially : selegiline

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