duloxetine

noun
du·​lox·​e·​tine | \ dü-ˈläk-sə-ˌtēn How to pronounce duloxetine (audio) \

Medical Definition of duloxetine

: a drug that functions as an SNRI and is administered orally in the form of its hydrochloride C18H19NOS·HCl especially to treat depression, anxiety, and chronic pain (such as that associated with fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy)

Note: Duloxetine is marketed under the trademark Cymbalta.

Learn More About duloxetine

Dictionary Entries Near duloxetine

Dulong and Petit's law

duloxetine

dumb rabies

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Duloxetine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/duloxetine. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

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!