fluoxetine


flu·ox·e·tine

noun \flü-ˈäk-sə-ˌtēn\

Definition of FLUOXETINE

:  an antidepressant drug C17H18F3NO that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride and enhances serotonin activity

Origin of FLUOXETINE

International Scientific Vocabulary, probably from fluor- + oxy + metersethyl + amine
First Known Use: 1975

flu·ox·e·tine

noun \ˌflü-ˈäk-sə-ˌtēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLUOXETINE

: a drug that functions as an SSRI and is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C17H18F3NO·HCl especially to treat depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder—see prozac

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