phenelzine

[fen-l-zeen]

noun Pharmacology.

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

Origin of phenelzine

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

phenelzine

[fĕnəl-zēn′]

n.

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