Definition of fluoxetine in English:

fluoxetine

Syllabification: flu·ox·e·tine
Pronunciation: /flo͞oˈäksəˌtīn
 
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noun

Medicine
  • A synthetic compound that inhibits the uptake of serotonin in the brain and is taken to treat depression. Also called Prozac ( • trademark ).
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    • 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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