selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor

SSRI

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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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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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.

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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.
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SSRI
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
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