Relationship between the action of monoamine oxidase inhibitors on the noradrenaline uptake system and their antidepressant efficacy [16]

Edith D. Hendley, Solomon H. Snyder

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MONOAMINE oxidase (MAO) inhibitors were the first clinically used antidepressant drugs. Several tricyclic compounds of iminodibenzyl or cycloheptadiene structure which do not inhibit MAO are also effective antidepressant drugs (refs. 1-3 and unpublished work of J. M. Davis, G. L. Klerman and J. J. Schildkraut), and seem to act by inhibiting the re-uptake inactivation of noradrenaline4-7 and potentiating its effects in the brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1330-1331
Number of pages2
Issue number5174
StatePublished - Dec 1 1968


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