trazodone

noun
traz·​o·​done | \ ˈtra-zə-ˌdōn How to pronounce trazodone (audio) \

Definition of trazodone

: an antidepressant drug C19H22ClN5O administered in the form of its hydrochloride

Examples of trazodone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prosecutors said Tuesday that Kamille's blood contained meth as well as trazodone, a medication used to treat depression, according to NBC affiliate WVTM in Birmingham. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, "Slain 3-year-old Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney had meth, trazodone in system, prosecutors say," 12 Dec. 2019 He reportedly was found in possession of trazodone hydrochloride not prescribed to him. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood police: Woman loses nearly $50K to person met on dating site," 2 Oct. 2019 Owners have written about giving common psychiatric drugs such as buspirone, trazodone and alprazolam (Xanax, for humans) to their pets. Nathaniel Morris, chicagotribune.com, "Does your pooch really need Prozac?," 1 May 2018 Owners have written about giving common psychiatric drugs such as buspirone, trazodone and alprazolam (Xanax, for humans) to their pets. Nathaniel Morris, chicagotribune.com, "Does your pooch really need Prozac?," 1 May 2018 Owners have written about giving common psychiatric drugs such as buspirone, trazodone and alprazolam (Xanax, for humans) to their pets. Nathaniel Morris, chicagotribune.com, "Does your pooch really need Prozac?," 1 May 2018 Owners have written about giving common psychiatric drugs such as buspirone, trazodone and alprazolam (Xanax, for humans) to their pets. Nathaniel Morris, chicagotribune.com, "Does your pooch really need Prozac?," 1 May 2018 Owners have written about giving common psychiatric drugs such as buspirone, trazodone and alprazolam (Xanax, for humans) to their pets. Nathaniel Morris, chicagotribune.com, "Does your pooch really need Prozac?," 1 May 2018 Owners have written about giving common psychiatric drugs such as buspirone, trazodone and alprazolam (Xanax, for humans) to their pets. Nathaniel Morris, chicagotribune.com, "Does your pooch really need Prozac?," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of trazodone

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trazodone

perhaps from International Scientific Vocabulary triazo azido + pyridine + -one

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The first known use of trazodone was in 1971

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“Trazodone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trazodone. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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trazodone

noun
traz·​o·​done | \ ˈtraz-ə-ˌdōn How to pronounce trazodone (audio) \

Medical Definition of trazodone

: an antidepressant drug that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C19H22ClN5O·HCl and inhibits the uptake of serotonin by the brain

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