Definition of iproniazid in US English:

iproniazid

noun

Medicine
  • A synthetic compound used as a drug to treat depression.

    A derivative of isoniazid; chemical formula: (CH₃)₂CHNHNHCOC₅H₄N

    • ‘The allergic reactions of red/green blindness with optic atrophy and hepatotoxicity led to the removal of the causative agents, pheniprazine and iproniazid, respectively.’
    • ‘West and Dally in 1959 conducted an uncontrolled, open study involving 101 consecutively treated, depressed patients receiving variable doses of iproniazid.’

Origin

1950s: from i(so)pro(pyl) + ( iso)niazid.

Pronunciation

iproniazid

/ˌīprōˈnīəzid/