SSRI


abbreviation Pharmacology.

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

SSRI

abbreviation for

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
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Medical definitions for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

SSRI

n.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor; a class of drugs that inhibit the reuptake of serotonin in the central nervous system, used to treat depression and other psychiatric disorders.
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Scientific definitions for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (1 of 2)

selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
[ sĭ-lĕktĭv ]

See SSRI.

Scientific definitions for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (2 of 2)

SSRI
[ ĕs′ĕs-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.
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