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