An early class of antidepressant medications that includes Tofranil and Pamelor. Because of unfavorable side effects, they have been largely supplanted by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
A category of antidepressant medications that inhibit the reuptake of a number of different neurotransmitters. go to glossary index
medication for depression. Most tricyclic antidepressants also reduce REM sleep; also used to control cataplectic attacks, hypnogogic hallucinations, and sleep paralysis.