thymoleptic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

thymo- +‎ -leptic

Noun[edit]

thymoleptic (plural thymoleptics)

  1. (medicine) Any drug that modifies a patient's mood, but especially an antidepressant medication

Adjective[edit]

thymoleptic (not comparable)

  1. (medicine) That modifies a patient's mood
    • 1970, Carl Curt Pfeiffer, John John Raymond Smythies [eds], INTERNATIONAL REVIEW NEUROBIOLOGY, Volume 12, Academic Press, page 354:
      The thymoleptic drugs imipramine, desipramine, protriptyline, etc., are used to elevate depressive states.