selegiline

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se·leg·i·line

 (sə-lĕj′ə-lēn′)
n.
A selective monoamine oxidase inhibitor, C13H17N, used transdermally as an antidepressant and in its hydrochloride form in conjunction with levodopa and carbidopa to treat patients with Parkinson's disease.

[Probably sele(ctive) (from its being a selective monoamine oxidase inhibitor) + alteration of (par)gyline, a closely related drug (ultimately from Latin arg(entum), silver; see arg- in Indo-European roots from the fact that one of the constituents of pargyline was discovered in a precipitate containing silver + -yl + -ine).]

selegiline

(səˈlɛɡɪˌliːn)
n
(Medicine) a drug used in treating Parkinson's disease, depression and dementia
Translations

selegiline

n selegilina
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