fluoxetine

fluoxetine
[flu:'ɒksəti:n]
noun Medicine a synthetic compound which inhibits the uptake of serotonin in the brain and is taken to treat depression. Also called Prozac (trademark).
Origin
1970s: from fluo(rine) + ox(y) + -etine (perh. from e + a blend of toluene and amine).

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