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"When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide."
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Selegiline
COMMON & BRAND NAMES
Deprenyl; Eldepryl; Emsam
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Antidepressant; Anti-aging; MAOI-B; MAOI-A (large doses)
CHEMICAL NAME
(R)-N,a-dimethyl-N-2-propynylbenzeneethanamine
DESCRIPTION
Selegiline increases the actions of dopamine in the brain by inhibiting the enzymes that break it down. After being sold for years as an anti-aging supplement and a treatment for Parkinson's disease, the FDA approved use of a Selegiline transdermal patch (Emsam) for treatment of depression in 2006.
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