Definitions

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

  • n. A monoamine oxidase inhibitor, C8H12N2, used especially in the form of its sulfate as an antidepressant.

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  • n. A monoamine oxidase inhibitor, used as an antidepressant, chemical formula C8H12N2.

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  • n. monoamine oxidase inhibitor (trade name Nardil) used to treat clinical depression

Etymologies

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

phen(o)- + e(thy)l + (hydra)zine.

Examples

  • MAOIs, such as phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), and isocarboxazid (Marplan), are an older type of anti-depressant that is used to treat some anxiety disorders.

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  • Common interactions: Barbiturate anesthetics (e.g., thiopental); cimetidine (Tagamet); antidepressants, including monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors such as phenelzine (Nardil) and tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline; sodium oxybate (GHB).

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  • Acetylator status and response to phenelzine in depressed patients.

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  • As more experience has accumulated with phenelzine, there is little reason to prescribe other available MAOIs, especially as there is no evidence of therapeutic benefits greater than those of phenelzine.

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  • The most clinically important MAOIs e.g., phenelzine are hydrazine derivatives and are inactivated by acetylation in the liver.

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  • The monoamine oxidase inhibitor, phenelzine, in the treatment of depressive-anxiety states.

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  • Zeitguest, another poster, assures Rocket Jackson that phenelzine - brand name Nardil - can make you convivial.

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  • Your doctor proposes a medication called phenelzine.

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  • Rocket Jackson wonders, Will phenelzine really kindle the "urge to actually initiate a conversation," or will it just relax him in groups?

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  • There are plenty of enlightening and nutty answers about phenelzine there, but Psycho-Babble is likely to prove entrancing for other reasons.

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