desipramine

noun

de·​sip·​ra·​mine də-ˈzi-prə-ˌmēn How to pronounce desipramine (audio)
: a tricyclic antidepressant C18H22N2

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Those include medications that are known antidepressants such as bupropion and desipramine. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, 17 May 2018

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Word History

Etymology

desmethyl (from des- + methyl) + imipramine

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of desipramine was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Desipramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desipramine. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

desipramine

noun
de·​si·​pra·​mine ˌdez-ə-ˈpram-ən How to pronounce desipramine (audio) də-ˈzip-rə-ˌmēn How to pronounce desipramine (audio)
: 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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