- a brand of fluoxetine hydrochloride.
Origin of Prozac
First recorded in 1988
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Examples from the Web for prozac
She was put on Prozac after the beatings, and contemplated suicide.Did Sexpot Schoolteacher Pamela Smart Hire Teens to Kill Her Husband?
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Now 30, she went on Prozac when she was still in high school to treat her clinical depression.
“Medication rewrites history,” says Peter Kramer, the psychiatrist and renowned author of Listening to Prozac.
Prozac and Zoloft are close behind—research now shows that their usage among preschoolers has more than doubled in recent years.When Children Commit Suicide
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But what exactly would turn psychotropic drugs like Prozac and Paxil and Zoloft into a subplot in the subprime mess?Anti-Depressant Nation
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- trademark fluoxetine; a drug that prolongs the action of serotonin in the brain; used as an antidepressant
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Word Origin and History for prozac
1985, proprietary name for fluoxetine hydrochloride, developed early 1970s by Lilly Industries.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A trademark for fluoxetine hydrochloride.
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