Sertraline meaning

sûrtrə-lēn
An oral antidepressant that enhances serotonin activity by inhibiting its uptake by neurons of the central nervous system.
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A drug of the SSRI class, C17 H17 Cl2 N, used in its hydrochloride form primarily to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and anxiety.
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An SSRI antidepressant, marketed as Zoloft.
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Origin of sertraline

  • ser(otonin) (te)tra– (naphtha)l(ene) (am)ine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition