noun Etymology: perhaps from serotonin + tetrahydro (combined with four atoms of hydrogen) + naphthalene + amine Date: 1983 an antidepressant drug C17H17NCl2 administered in the form of its hydrochloride and acting to enhance serotonin activity

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