desipramine

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noun de·sip·ra·mine \də-ˈzi-prə-ˌmēn\

Definition of desipramine

  1. :  a tricyclic antidepressant C18H22N2

Origin and Etymology of desipramine

desmethyl (from des- + methyl) + imipramine


First Known Use: 1965


Medical Dictionary

desipramine

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noun de·si·pra·mine \ˌdez-ə-ˈpram-ən, də-ˈzip-rə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of desipramine

  1. :  a tricyclic antidepressant administered in the form of its hydrochloride C18H22N2·HCl especially in the treatment of endogenous depressions (as bipolar disorder)—see norpramin, pertofrane


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