Heterocyclic antidepressant

Heterocyclic antidepressant

A Heterocyclic antidepressant inhibits the nerve cells' ability reuptake norepinphrine and serotonin. This group of drugs, once the mainstay of treatment, includes tricyclic (tertiary amines amitriptyline and imipramine and their secondary amine metabolites nortriptyline and desipramine), modified tricyclic, and tetracyclic antidepressants.

External links

[http://psyweb.com/Glossary/hetero.jsp PSYweb Heterocyclic Antidepressants]

[http://www.healthyplace.com/communities/depression/treatment/antidepressants/tricyclic.asp HealthyPlace.com Tricyclic (TCAs) and Heterocyclic Antidepressants For Depression]

[http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec15/ch200/ch200b.html Depressive Disorders, Mood Disorders, Merck Manual Professional]

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