Definition of Tricyclic

1. Noun. An antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin and thus making more of those substances available to act on receptors in the brain.




Definition of Tricyclic

1. Adjective. (chemistry) Having three rings of atoms in the molecule; for example, anthracene. ¹

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Definition of Tricyclic

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tricyclic

1. Containing three fused rings or closed chains in the molecular structure. (19 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tricyclic

tricuspid tooth
tricuspid valve
tricuspid valve insufficiency
tricuspid valve prolapse
tricuspid valve stenosis
tricuspid valves
tricuspidate
tricuspids
tricyanide
tricyanides
tricyanomethane
tricyclamol chloride
tricycle
tricycled
tricycles
tricyclic (current term)
tricyclic antidepressant
tricyclic antidepressant drug
tricyclics
tricycling
tricyclist
tricyclists
tricyclo
tricyclon
tridacna
tridacnas
tridactyl
tridactyl tridactyle
tridactylous
tridactyly

Literary usage of Tricyclic

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1. The Chemistry of the Non-benzenoid Hydrocarbons and Their Simple Derivatives by Benjamin Talbott Brooks (1922)
"By treating pinene dibromide with zinc in alcoholic solution a tricyclic hydrocarbon, melting at 65°-66°, is obtained. A di- iodide, prepared by Frankforter ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"There were no detectable signals for tricyclic products at longer retention times ... The chromatography gave 56 mg (78 % yield) of the mixture of tricyclic ..."

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