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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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Origin of paroxetine

First recorded in 1975–80; of uncertain origin, but perhaps based on piperidine with the infix ox-
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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
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Medical definitions for paroxetine

paroxetine
[ pă-rŏksĭ-tēn′ ]

n.
A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used as an oral antidepressant.
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