mirtazapine

Pronunciation: (mir-TA-zuh-peen)

A drug used to treat depression. Mirtazapine increases the levels of the chemicals serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain, which helps improve mood. It is a type of antidepressant. Also called Remeron.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2006-01-25 Date last modified: 2012-11-21