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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An antidepressant drug, C20H24N5O4, that inhibits neuronal reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine, given in the form of its hydrochloride.

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  • noun medicine An SNRI (Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor) drug used to treat depression, anxiety, and sometimes pain or urinary incontinence.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps alteration of dual (from its being a dual serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) + (flu)oxetine.]

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