Venlafaxine meaning

vĕnlə-făksēn, -sĭn
An oral antidepressant thought to inhibit neuronal uptake of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the central nervous system. It is structurally unrelated to other antidepressants.
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A drug of the SNRI class, C17 H27 NO2 , used in its hydrochloride form to treat depression and anxiety.
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The oral antidepressant drug 1-[2-dimethylamino-1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-ethyl]cyclohexan-1-ol.
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Origin of venlafaxine

  • Alteration of venlafexine venla- of unknown origin -fexine antidepressant suff. (from shortening and alteration of ph(enylcycloh)ex(anepropylam)ine)

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