tricyclic antidepressant drug


tricyclic antidepressant drug
noun
an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin and thus making more of those substances available to act on receptors in the brain
Hypernyms: ↑antidepressant, ↑antidepressant drug
Hyponyms:

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