antidepressants


adjective

  1. of or relating to a substance that is used in the treatment of mood disorders, as characterized by various manic or depressive affects.

noun

  1. Also called energizer, psychic energizer. any such substance, as a tricyclic antidepressant, MAO inhibitor, or lithium.

noun

  1. any of a class of drugs used to alleviate depression

adjective

  1. of or relating to this class of drugs
n.

1876, from anti- + depressant.

n.

  1. A drug used to prevent or treat depression.

  1. A drug used to prevent or treat depression.

Drugs that prevent or relieve the symptoms of depression. Various psychological disorders are treated with antidepressants.

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