SSRI



Pharmacology.
1.
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor: a class of drugs that prolong the action of serotonin in the brain by inhibiting its reabsorption by neurons: used mainly to treat depression.
Compare SNRI.
abbreviation
1.
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor; any of a class of drugs, including fluvoxamine, paroxetine, fluoxetine (Prozac), and Lustral, that increase concentrations of serotonin in the brain: used in the treatment of depression

SSRI n.
A class of drugs, as fluoxetine hydrochloride, that inhibit the uptake of serontonin by the central nervous system, often used in the treatment of depression.
SSRI
(ěs’ěs-är-ī’)
Short for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Any of a class of drugs that inhibit the uptake of serotonin in the central nervous system and are used to treat depression and other psychiatric disorders.
SSRI
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

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