venlafaxine

[ven-luh-fak-seen, -sin]
noun Pharmacology.
an oral antidepressant, C 17 H 27 NO 2 , that is thought to inhibit neuronal reabsorption of serotonin, norepinephrine, and possibly dopamine.
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