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Medical Term:

selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor


Definition: a class of chemical compounds that selectively, to varying degrees, inhibit the reuptake of norepinephrine by the presynaptic neurons and are posited to exert their antidepressant effect by this mechanism.

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