SSRI

SSRI
noun
an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain
Hypernyms: ↑antidepressant, ↑antidepressant drug
Hyponyms:

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\\ˌes(ˌ)es(ˌ)ärˈī\ abbreviation or noun (-s)
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor herein

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abbrev
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, any of various drugs used in treating depression

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abbr. selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, the designation for a class of antidepressants that work by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain

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SSRI [SSRI]
(in full selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)
any of a group of drugs used mainly to treat ↑depression, includingProzac™, Seroxat™ and Paxil™, which affect the production of chemicals within the brain. There is some research to suggest that these drugs might be ↑addictive and cause problems for people when they stop taking them.

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