antidepressant: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (an"tē-di-pres'unt, an"tī-), [key]
— Pharm. Pharm.
  1. of or pertaining to a substance that is used in the treatment of mood disorders, as characterized by various manic or depressive affects.
  1. Also calledany such substance, as a tricyclic antidepressant, MAO inhibitor, or lithium.
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