Fluoxetine meaning

flo͝oŏksĭ-tēn
An oral antidepressant drug, C17 H18 F3 NO, that in its hydrochloride form enhances the activity of the neurotransmitter serotonin by inhibiting its uptake.
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A white, crystalline drug, C17H18F3NOHCl, used to treat depression, eating disorders, obsessive-complusive neurosis, etc.
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A drug of the SSRI class, C17 H18 F3 NO, used in its hydrochloride form to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and certain eating disorders.
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Origin of fluoxetine

  • Probably flu(oro)– alteration of oxy– t(olyl) (am)ine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition