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tricyclic

 [tri-sik´lik]
containing three fused rings or closed chains in the molecular structure; see also antidepressant.

tricyclic

/tri·cyc·lic/ (-sik´lik) containing three fused rings or closed chains in the molecular structure; see also under antidepressant.

tricyclic

(trī-sĭk′lĭk, -sī′klĭk)
adj.
Having or being a molecular structure that contains three closed rings: a tricyclic molecule.
n.
A tricyclic antidepressant drug.

tricyclic

containing three fused rings in the molecular structure.
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Tricyclic antidepressants block the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine, are competitive inhibitors of [H.
The pooled results from 8 RCTs with 517 patients (72% female, mean age 40) demonstrated greater improvement of abdominal pain with tricyclic and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants than placebo over 6 to 12 weeks (54% vs 37%; RR=1.
About a third of the subjects who had been prescribed a drug received a tricyclic antidepressant.
7pc reported taking tricyclic anti-depressants, SSRIs or other antidepressants respectively.
They compared outcomes between 40 treated with low-dose tricyclic antidepressants and 56 given education on coping strategies and reassurance only.
According to psychiatrist Dr Prem Misra, he has probably swallowed an older type of drug called tricyclic anti- depressants, as they produce the kind of symptoms described.
Like the tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), which are first-line treatment for many chronic pain states, milnacipran has a preference for norepinephrine over serotonin.
The tricyclic drugs, including amitriptyline, doxepin, imiprimine, and nortriptyline (Table 1), act by blocking the reuptake of serotonin and noradrenaline into the presynaptic bulb of their respective axons.
The SSRIs-and other newer medications that affect neurotransmitters such as dopamine or norepinephrine-generally have fewer side effects than tricyclics.
These drugs include tricyclics, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, bupropion, venlafaxine, nefazadone, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as fluoxetine, more commonly known as prozac.