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paroxetine

[ puh-rok-si-teen, par-ok- ]
/ pəˈrɒk sɪˌtin, pærˈɒk- /
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noun Pharmacology.

a drug, C19H20FNO3·HCl, of the SSRI class, that acts by prolonging the action of serotonin in the brain, used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.

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How to use paroxetine in a sentence

  • Up to a third of people with the condition are still symptomatic 10 years after diagnosis, and the main therapeutic drugs of choice—the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors sertraline and paroxetine—fail in up to 60% of patients.

British Dictionary definitions for paroxetine

paroxetine
/ (pæˈrɒksətiːn) /

noun

an antidepressant drug that acts by preventing the re-uptake after release of serotonin in the brain, thereby prolonging its action: used for treating depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and panic disorder. Formula: C 19 H 20 FNO 3
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for paroxetine

paroxetine
[ pă-rŏksĭ-tēn′ ]

n.

A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used as an oral antidepressant.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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