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A synthetic compound that inhibits the uptake of serotonin in the brain and is taken to treat depression.Also called Prozac (trademark)
- ‘Imipramine was the most commonly studied tricyclic antidepressant, and fluoxetine was the most commonly studied SSRI.’
- ‘The serotonin transporter can be selectively inhibited by antidepressant drugs such as fluoxetine and citalopram.’
- ‘The SSRI class includes citalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, and sertraline.’
- ‘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.’
1970s: from fluo(rine) + ox(y) + -etine (perhaps from e + a blend of toluene and amine).
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