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.
- antidepressant drug
- doxepin hydrochloride
- amitriptyline hydrochloride
- tricyclic antidepressant drug
- impramine hydrochloride
Example sentences of the word tricyclic
Another class of drugs that block H1-receptors are the tricyclic antidepressants or TCAs, typically used to treat depression.