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atomoxetine

noun at·om·ox·e·tine \ ˌa-tə-ˈmäk-sə-ˌtēn \

medical Definition of atomoxetine

:a drug that is an SNRI taken orally in the form of its hydrochloride C17H21NO·HCl in the treatment of attention deficit disorder
  • Atomoxetine may be particularly useful when anxiety, mood, or tics occur with ADHD.
  • —Timothy E. Wilens et al.The Journal of the American Medical Association4 Aug. 2002
Note: Atomoxetine acts by selectively inhibiting the reuptake of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine following transmission across a synapse. It is marketed under the trademark Strattera.

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