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isocarboxazid

[ ahy-soh-kahr-bok-suh-zid ]

noun

, Pharmacology.
  1. a potent monoamine oxidase inhibitor, C 12 H 13 N 3 O 2 , used to treat severe depression.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of isocarboxazid1

1955–60; isocarbox- contraction and rearrangement of isoxazolylcarbonyl a component + (hydr)az(ine) + -id 3

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