Bupropion definition

byo͝o-prōpē-ŏn
A drug administered orally in the treatment of depression and as an aid in the cessation of tobacco smoking, thought to inhibit neuronal uptake of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the central nervous system.
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A drug, C13 H18 ClNO, used in its hydrochloride form for the treatment of depression and as an aid in smoking cessation. It is a weak inhibitor of norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake in the central nervous system.
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Origin of bupropion

  • bu(tyl) propi(ophen)on(e) a ketone (propio(nic acid)) (phen(yl)) (–one)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition