imipramine

[ ih-mip-ruh-meen ]
/ ɪˈmɪp rəˌmin /

noun Pharmacology.

a tricyclic antidepressant, C19H24N2, used for the symptomatic relief of depression.

Nearby words

  1. imino acid,
  2. imino group,
  3. imino-,
  4. iminoglycinuria,
  5. iminourea,
  6. imipramine hydrochloride,
  7. imit.,
  8. imitable,
  9. imitate,
  10. imitation

Origin of imipramine

1955–60; contraction and rearrangement of iminodibenzyl and aminopropyl, components of the chemical name

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British Dictionary definitions for imipramine

imipramine

/ (ɪˈmɪprəˌmiːn) /

noun

a tricyclic antidepressant drug. Formula: C 19 H 24 N 2

Word Origin for imipramine

C20: from imi (de) + pr (opyl) + amine

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