[ fen-l-zeen ]
/ ˈfɛn lˌzin /

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for phenelzine

[ fĕnəl-zēn′ ]


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