de·​sip·​ra·​mine | \ də-ˈzi-prə-ˌmēn \

Definition of desipramine

: a tricyclic antidepressant C18H22N2

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Those include medications that are known antidepressants such as bupropion and desipramine. Andrea K. Mcdaniels,, "Children aren't the only ones with ADHD; adults get it as well," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of desipramine

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for desipramine

desmethyl (from des- + methyl) + imipramine

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

Medical Definition of desipramine

: 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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