selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor

Definitions of selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor
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n an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain

Synonyms:
SSRI
Types:
Prozac, Sarafem, fluoxetine, fluoxetine hydrocholoride
a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade names Prozac or Sarafem); it is thought to work by increasing the activity of serotonin in the brain
Paxil, paroxetime
a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Paxil)
Zoloft, sertraline
a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Zoloft)
Type of:
antidepressant, antidepressant drug
any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects

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