fluoxetine

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noun flu·ox·e·tine \flü-ˈäk-sə-ˌtēn\

Definition of fluoxetine

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

Origin and Etymology of fluoxetine

International Scientific Vocabulary, probably from fluor- + oxy + metersethyl + amine


First Known Use: 1975


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fluoxetine

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noun flu·ox·e·tine \ˌflü-ˈäk-sə-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of fluoxetine

  1. :  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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