atomoxetine

noun
at·​om·​ox·​e·​tine | \ ˌa-tə-ˈmäk-sə-ˌtēn How to pronounce atomoxetine (audio) \

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 Association, 4 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.

Comments on atomoxetine

What made you want to look up atomoxetine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!