Definition of fluoxetine in English:

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fluoxetine

Pronunciation: /flo͞oˈäksəˌtīn/

noun

Medicine
A synthetic compound that inhibits the uptake of serotonin in the brain and is taken to treat depression. Also called Prozac ( trademark).
Example sentences
  • He was also taking leflunomide, prednisone, naproxen, diazepam, fluoxetine, famotidine, and metoprolol, and acetaminophen or codeine.
  • The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine is effective in this age group.
  • Imipramine was the most commonly studied tricyclic antidepressant, and fluoxetine was the most commonly studied SSRI.

Origin

1970s: from fluo(rine) + ox(y) + -etine (perhaps from e + a blend of toluene and amine).

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Syllabification: flu·ox·e·tine

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