an agent that elevates the mood and prevents or
alleviates psychological depression. Antidepressant drugs are sometimes
used as adjuvant analgesic to relieve neuropathic pain. Heterocyclic and
tricyclic classifications refer to antidepressants with specific chemical
structures. Other classes of antidepressants include MAO inhibitors and
serotonin reuptake inhibitors (e.g., Prozac).
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