tricyclic antidepressant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tricyclic antidepressant 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
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Usage


In news:

Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are associated with an increased risk of falls and hip fractures in elderly people.
Even though SSRIs are much safer in overdose than tricyclic antidepressants, depressed patients attempt suicide and, if enough pills are taken, SSRIs can still be dangerous.
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