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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for SSRI
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 SSRI
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 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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