imipramine

noun
imip·​ra·​mine | \ i-ˈmi-prə-ˌmēn How to pronounce imipramine (audio) \

Definition of imipramine

: a tricyclic antidepressant drug C19H24N2

Examples of imipramine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Possible treatments include blood pressure drugs like beta-blockers; anticonvulsant agents like topirimate (Topamax); and tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine (Tofranil). Jane E. Brody, New York Times, "Giving Migraine Treatments the Best Chance," 18 Sep. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'imipramine.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of imipramine

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for imipramine

imide + propyl + amine

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about imipramine

Time Traveler for imipramine

Time Traveler

The first known use of imipramine was in 1958

See more words from the same year

Statistics for imipramine

Cite this Entry

“Imipramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imipramine. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for imipramine

imipramine

noun
imip·​ra·​mine | \ im-ˈip-rə-ˌmēn How to pronounce imipramine (audio) \

Medical Definition of imipramine

: a tricyclic antidepressant drug administered especially in the form of its hydrochloride C19H24N2·HCl or pamoate (C19H24N2)2·C23H16O6 — see tofranil

More from Merriam-Webster on imipramine

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about imipramine

Comments on imipramine

What made you want to look up imipramine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!