SSRI Definition

Any of a class of drugs, such as fluoxetine or sertraline, that inhibit the uptake of serotonin by neurons of the central nervous system and are primarily used in the treatment of depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.
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Origin of SSRI

  • s(elective) s(erotonin) r(euptake) i(nhibitor)

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

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