Definition of Venlafaxine
1. Noun. The oral antidepressant drug ''1-[2-dimethylamino-1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-ethyl]cyclohexan-1-ol'' ¹
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Medical Definition of Venlafaxine
This prescription drug is used to treat depression. It is phenethylamine bicyclic derivative, chemically unrelated to tricyclic, tetracyclic and other antidepressant medications.
It is believed to work by preventing the reuptake of serotonin, norepinephrine and (to a lesser extent) dopamine.
(12 Jan 1998)
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