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Tricyclic Antidepressive Agents (Tricyclic Antidepressants) Summary

Description: Substances that contain a fused three-ring moiety and are used in the treatment of depression. These drugs block the uptake of norepinephrine and serotonin into axon terminals and may block some subtypes of serotonin, adrenergic, and histamine receptors. However the mechanism of their antidepressant effects is not clear because the therapeutic effects usually take weeks to develop and may reflect compensatory changes in the central nervous system.

Also Known As: Tricyclic Antidepressants; Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic; Antidepressant Drugs, Tricyclic; Agents, Tricyclic Antidepressive; Drugs, Tricyclic Antidepressant Show All >>

Networked: 1570 relevant articles (190 outcomes, 153 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Tricyclic Antidepressive Agents is Relevant

  1. Pain (Aches) : 44 outcomes 28 studies in 250 results
  2. Neuralgia (Stump Neuralgia) : 24 outcomes 20 studies in 135 results
  3. Panic Disorder (Panic Attack) : 18 outcomes 6 studies in 62 results
  4. Anxiety Disorders (Anxiety Disorder) : 11 outcomes 6 studies in 35 results
  5. Depressive Disorder (Melancholia) : 10 outcomes 6 studies in 67 results
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Drugs Related to Tricyclic Antidepressive Agents

  1. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs)
  2. Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)
  3. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor)
  4. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine)
  5. Antidepressive Agents (Antidepressants)
  6. gabapentin (Neurontin)
  7. Opioid Analgesics (Opioids)
  8. Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline)
  9. Amitriptyline (Elavil)
  10. Benzodiazepines
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Therapies Related to Tricyclic Antidepressive Agents

  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  2. Analgesia
  3. Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  4. Hemoperfusion
  5. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
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