|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|
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') Pronunciation Key
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.
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor