paroxetine Paxil

paroxetine Paxil®

Psychiatry An SRI antidepressant that blocks serotonin reuptake at the synapse more effectively than norepinephrine Indications Depression, panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety disorder. See Serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitor.
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