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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


Oleptro  listen  (oh-LEP-troh)

  A drug used to treat depression. It may also be used to help relieve anxiety and insomnia (trouble sleeping) and to treat certain other disorders. Oleptro increases the level of the chemical serotonin in the brain, which helps improve mood. It is a type of antidepressant. Also called trazodone.