tricyclic

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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  • tricyclic — [trī sī′klik, trīsik′lik] adj. containing three fused rings of atoms in the molecule n. any of a major group of antidepressant drugs that have a tricyclic molecular structure …   English World dictionary

  • tricyclic — tri·cy·clic ( )trī sī klik, sik lik adj being a chemical with three usu. fused rings in the molecular structure and esp. a tricyclic antidepressant tricyclic n TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANT * * * tri·cyc·lic (tri sikґlik) ( siґklik) containing three… …   Medical dictionary

  • tricyclic — adjective Etymology: tri + cyclic Date: 1891 being a chemical with three usually fused rings in the molecular structure and especially a tricyclic antidepressant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tricyclic — /truy suy klik, sik lik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or embodying three cycles. n. 2. Also called tricyclic antidepressant. Pharm. any of a group of pharmacologically active substances, as imipramine, that share a common three ring structure, used to… …   Universalium

  • tricyclic — /traɪˈsaɪklɪk/ (say truy suyklik) adjective 1. relating to or embodying three cycles. –noun 2. → tricyclic antidepressant …   Australian English dictionary

  • tricyclic — adjective Having three rings of atoms in the molecule; for example, anthracene. See Also: monocyclic, bicyclic, polycyclic …   Wiktionary

  • tricyclic — adj. having three rings in the molecular structure (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tricyclic — [trʌɪ sʌɪklɪk] adjective Chemistry having three rings of atoms in its molecule. noun Medicine any of a class of antidepressant drugs having molecules with three fused rings …   English new terms dictionary

  • tricyclic — tri·cyclic …   English syllables

  • tricyclic — tri•cy•clic [[t]traɪˈsaɪ klɪk, ˈsɪk lɪk[/t]] adj. 1) pertaining to or embodying three cycles 2) having a three ring chemical structure 3) pha Also called tricy′clic antidepres′sant. any of a group of pharmacologically active substances that share …   From formal English to slang


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