doxepin

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dox·e·pin

 (dŏk′sə-pĭn′)
n.
A tricyclic drug, C19H21NO, used in its hydrochloride form orally to treat depression and anxiety and as a cream to relieve itching.

[d(ibenz)oxepin(e), tricyclic structural constituent : di- + benz- + oxepin(e), seven-member ring with one oxygen atom (ox(o)- + (h)ep(ta)- + -ine).]
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Noun1.doxepin  - a tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Adapin and Sinequan) with numerous side effects (dry mouth and sedation and gastrointestinal disturbances)doxepin - a tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Adapin and Sinequan) with numerous side effects (dry mouth and sedation and gastrointestinal disturbances)
tricyclic, tricyclic antidepressant, tricyclic antidepressant drug - 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
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