Definition of Benactyzine
1. Noun. An anticholinergic drug used as an antidepressant in the treatment of depression and associated anxiety. ¹
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Medical Definition of Benactyzine
A centrally acting muscarinic antagonist. Benactyzine has been used in the treatment of depression and is used in research to investigate the role of cholinergic systems on behaviour.
Pharmacological action: antidepressive agents, muscarinic antagonists, parasympatholytics.
Chemical name: Benzeneacetic acid, alpha-hydroxy-alpha-phenyl-, 2-(diethylamino)ethyl ester
(12 Dec 1998)
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