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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A drug of the SNRI class, C17H27NO2, used in its hydrochloride form to treat depression and anxiety.
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venlafaxineEffexor® Neuropharmacology A second-generation bicyclic member of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor class of antidepressants. See Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
venlafaxineA SEROTONIN and NORADRENALINE re-uptake inhibitor drug used to treat depression. Brand names are Efexor and Efexor XL.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005