Definition of Mazindol
1. Noun. A tricyclic central nervous system stimulant used to treat obesity. ¹
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Medical Definition of Mazindol
Tricyclic anorexigenic agent unrelated to and less toxic than amphetamine, but with some similar side effects. It inhibits uptake of catecholamines and blocks the binding of cocaine to the dopamine uptake transporter.
Pharmacological action: appetite depressants, dopamine uptake inhibitors, adrenergic uptake inhibitors, central nervous system stimulants.
Chemical name: 3H-Imidazo(2,1-a)isoindol-5-ol, 5-(4-chlorophenyl)-2,5-dihydro-
(12 Dec 1998)
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