Definitions for "Tricyclic antidepressants"
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.