tetracyclic antidepressant

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tet·ra·cy·clic an·ti·de·pres·sant

a class of antidepressants similar to the tricyclic antidepressants and also related to the phenothiazine antipsychotics.

tetracyclic antidepressant

(tĕt′rə-sī′klĭk, -sĭk′lĭk)
n.
Any of a class of antidepressants, such as maprotiline, whose chemical structure includes four benzene rings.

tetracyclic antidepressant

Any of a class of antidepressant agents whose chemical structure has four fused rings. These drugs block the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin at nerve endings.
See also: antidepressant
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By drug class, the global anxiety disorders and depression treatment market is segmented into selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), anticonvulsants, serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), beta-blockers, atypical antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), and tetracyclic antidepressants (TeCAs).
For example, decreased libido has been reported in studies examining the sexual side effects of tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and SSRIs.