TRICYCLIC

tricyclic, tricyclic antidepressant, tricyclic antidepressant drug

(noun) an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin and thus making more of those substances available to act on receptors in the brain

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

tricyclic (not comparable)

(chemistry) Having three rings of atoms in the molecule.

Noun

tricyclic (plural tricyclics)

(chemistry) Any tricyclic compound.

Source: Wiktionary



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Word of the Day

4 March 2024

BRONCHODILATOR

(noun) a drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs


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Coffee Trivia

In the 16th century, Turkish women could divorce their husbands if the man failed to keep his family’s pot filled with coffee.

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