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venlafaxine

 [ven″lah-fak´sēn]
an inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine uptake that stimulates neurotransmitter activity in the central nervous system; administered orally as the hydrochloride salt as an antidepressant and antianxiety agent.

venlafaxine

/ven·la·fax·ine/ (ven″lah-fak´sēn) an inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake that potentiates neurotransmitter activity in the central nervous system; used as the hydrochloride salt as an antidepressant and antianxiety agent.

venlafaxine

(vĕn′lə-făk′sēn, -sĭn)
n.
A drug of the SNRI class, C17H27NO2, used in its hydrochloride form to treat depression and anxiety.

venlafaxine

Effexor® Neuropharmacology A second-generation bicyclic member of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor class of antidepressants. See Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft.

venlafaxine

A SEROTONIN and NORADRENALINE re-uptake inhibitor drug used to treat depression. Brand names are Efexor and Efexor XL.