Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drug administered orally in the treatment of depression and as an aid in the cessation of tobacco smoking, thought to inhibit neuronal uptake of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the central nervous system.

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  • noun An aminoketone antidepressant that acts as a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor and nicotinic antagonist.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[bu(tyl) + propi(ophen)on(e), a ketone (propio(nic acid) + phen(yl) + –one).]

Examples

  • While some antidepressants actually increase weight, at least one—called bupropion (Wellbutrin)—has been shown to be effective for weight loss by influencing levels of norepinephrine (the fight-or-flight neurochemical), as well as increasing the pleasure-seeking dopamine.

    You: On a Diet

  • While some antidepressants actually increase weight, at least one—called bupropion (Wellbutrin)—has been shown to be effective for weight loss by influencing levels of norepinephrine (the fight-or-flight neurochemical), as well as increasing the pleasure-seeking dopamine.

    You: On a Diet

  • While some antidepressants actually increase weight, at least one—called bupropion (Wellbutrin)—has been shown to be effective for weight loss by influencing levels of norepinephrine (the fight-or-flight neurochemical), as well as increasing the pleasure-seeking dopamine.

    You: On a Diet

  • These may include small doses of antidepressants such as bupropion (Wellbutrin), paroxetine (Paxil), venlafaxine (Effexor), and fluoxetine (Prozac), or clonidine, which is normally used to control high blood pressure.

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  • These may include small doses of antidepressants such as bupropion (Wellbutrin), paroxetine (Paxil), venlafaxine (Effexor), and fluoxetine (Prozac), or clonidine, which is normally used to control high blood pressure.

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  • The fast metabolizers do better with drug therapy, such as bupropion (Zyban), as compared with the patch.

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  • The fast metabolizers do better with drug therapy, such as bupropion (Zyban), as compared with the patch.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The fast metabolizers do better with drug therapy, such as bupropion (Zyban), as compared with the patch.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The fast metabolizers do better with drug therapy, such as bupropion (Zyban), as compared with the patch.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • These may include small doses of antidepressants such as bupropion (Wellbutrin), paroxetine (Paxil), venlafaxine (Effexor), and fluoxetine (Prozac), or clonidine, which is normally used to control high blood pressure.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

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