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Definition of "paroxetine" [paroxetine]

  • An oral antidepressant of the SSRI class of drugs. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "paroxetine" in a sentence
  • "The memo went on: “It would be commercially unacceptable to include a statement that efficacy had not been demonstrated, as this would undermine the profile of paroxetine aka Paxil.”"
  • "As part of the deal, Mylan, a U.S. maker of generics, will have the right to market its version of Glaxo's drug, generically known as paroxetine hydrochloride, beginning no later than Oct. 1, 2008."
  • "The FDA said early results from two studies suggested women who took paroxetine, which is available under the brand name of Paxil, during the first three months of pregnant were one and a half to two times as likely to have a baby with a heart defect as women who received other anti-depressants or women who simply didn't take anti - depressants."