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antidepressant Explained

antidepressant at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


antidepressant at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U and C] a drug used to treat depression (=a mental illness that makes people very unhappy) //

antidepressant at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any drug used to treat depression. The three main types inhibit the metabolism of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. The aim is to keep these monoamine neurotransmitters from dropping to levels associated with depression. The drugs may take a few weeks to show any effect. Tricyclic antidepressants, which inhibit inactivation of norepinephrine and serotonin, help more than 70% of patients. Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors apparently block the action of MAO, an enzyme that helps break down norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine in neurons. They have unpredictable side effects and are usually given only when tricyclic drugs do not help. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) apparently block reabsorption only of serotonin, allowing its levels to build up in the brain. The best-known antidepressant, fluoxetine (trade name Prozac), often helps with depression unrelieved by tricyclics or MAO inhibitors and has milder side effects. It is currently the most widely used of the antidepressants.

antidepressant at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

antidepressant at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

_n. программа или модуль проверки правописания

antidepressant at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have
undesirable side effects [syn: {antidepressant drug}]

antidepressant at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-nou » n
  • An agent that prevents or counteracts depression.

    See also

    * fluoxetine
    • Prozac


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:antidepressant -


      Inter: trans-top » agent that prevents or counteracts depression
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|антидепресант|m|tr=antidepresánt|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|antidepressiu|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|抗抑鬱藥|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|抗抑郁药|tr=kàngyìyùyào|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|antidepresivum|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|antidepressivum
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|masennuslääke

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|antidépresseur|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Antidepressivum|n
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αντικαταθλιπτικό|n|tr=antikatathliptikó
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|антидепрессант|m|tr=antidepressánt|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|antidepresivo|m
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|антидепресант|m|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ad » j
  • Preventing or counteracting depression.


    Inter: trans-top » preventing or counteracting depression
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|antidepressiu
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αντικαταθλιπτικός|m|tr=antikatathliptikós

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|antidepresivo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » antidepressant
    Translation: el » antidepressant
    Translation: fr » antidepressant
    Translation: ko » antidepressant
    Translation: id » antidepressant
    Translation: kn » antidepressant
    Translation: hu » antidepressant
    Translation: nl » antidepressant
    Translation: pl » antidepressant
    Translation: pt » antidepressant
    Category: simple:antidepressant -
    Translation: ta » antidepressant
    Translation: tr » antidepressant
    Translation: vi » antidepressant
    Translation: zh » antidepressant