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A drug of the SSRI class, C15H21O2N2F3, used in its maleate form primarily to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.

[flu(oro)- + valero-, containing valeric acid + ox(y)- + amine.]
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(Pharmacology) an antidepressant drug that acts by preventing the re-uptake after release of serotonin in the brain, thereby prolonging its action. See SSRI
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