Definition of Prozac in English:

Prozac

noun

Trademark
  • A synthetic compound which inhibits the uptake of serotonin in the brain and is taken to treat depression.

    Also called fluoxetine

    ‘By the third year, Americans spent more on Prozac than on all other antidepressants combined.’
    • ‘He was taking the drug Prozac for depression, but otherwise was in perfect health.’
    • ‘The safety of antidepressants including Prozac and Seroxat is to be investigated after a series of suicides and claims of addiction.’
    • ‘As a last resort, prescribed anti-depressants such as Prozac will immediately boost levels of serotonin.’
    • ‘Take Prozac and your emotions are blunted and obsessive thinking is suppressed.’

Pronunciation

Prozac

/ˈprōˌzak/ /ˈproʊˌzæk/

Origin

1980s an invented name.