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

Medical Definition of atomoxetine

  1. :  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 Association, 4 Aug. 2002 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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