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paroxetine

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noun par·ox·e·tine \pa-ˈräk-sə-ˌtēn\

Definition of paroxetine

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

paroxetine

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noun par·ox·e·tine \par-ˈäk-sə-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of paroxetine

  1. :  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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