phenelzine

[ fen-l-zeen ]
/ ˈfɛn lˌzin /

noun Pharmacology.

a potent monoamine oxidase inhibitor, C8H12N2, used to treat certain kinds of depression.

Nearby words

  1. phenate,
  2. phenazine,
  3. phenazopyridine,
  4. phencyclidine,
  5. phene,
  6. phenethyl alcohol,
  7. phenetic,
  8. phenetics,
  9. phenetidine,
  10. phenetole

Origin of phenelzine

First recorded in 1955–60; phen- + e(thy)l + (hydra)zine

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Medicine definitions for phenelzine

phenelzine

[ fĕnəl-zēn′ ]

n.

A monoamine oxidase inhibitor used especially in the form of its sulfate as an antidepressant.

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