selegiline

noun
se·​leg·​i·​line | \ si-ˈlej-ə-ˌlēn How to pronounce selegiline (audio) \

Medical Definition of selegiline

: the levorotatory form of the monoamine oxidase inhibitor deprenyl that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C13H17N·HCl as an adjuvant to therapy using the combination of L-dopa and carbidopa in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and is sometimes used alone to treat endogenous depression or to treat dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease

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“Selegiline.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/selegiline. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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