paroxetine


par·ox·e·tine

noun \pa-ˈräk-sə-ˌtēn\

Definition of PAROXETINE

:  a drug C19H20FNO3 that enhances serotonin activity and is usually administered in the form of its hydrochloride to treat depression

Origin of PAROXETINE

perhaps from International Scientific Vocabulary par- (alteration of piperidine) + ox- + metersethyl + 2-ine
First Known Use: 1977

par·ox·e·tine

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

Medical Definition of PAROXETINE

: a drug that functions as an SSRI and is usually administered in the form of its hydrochloride C19H20FNO3·HCl to treat depression, anxiety, or panic disorder—see paxil

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