Meaning of antidepressant

an•ti•de•pres•sant

Pronunciation: (an"tē-di-pres'unt, an"tī-), [key]
— Pharm. Pharm.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a substance that is used in the treatment of mood disorders, as characterized by various manic or depressive affects.
—n.
  1. Also calledany such substance, as a tricyclic antidepressant, MAO inhibitor, or lithium.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: