HyperDic: selective-serotonin_reuptake_inhibitor

English > 1 sense of the expression selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor:
NOUNartifactselective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor, SSRIan antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain
English > selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain.
SynonymSSRI
Narrowerfluoxetine, fluoxetine hydrocholoride, Prozac, SarafemA selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade names Prozac or Sarafem)
paroxetime, PaxilA selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Paxil)
sertraline, ZoloftA selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Zoloft)
Broaderantidepressant, antidepressant drugAny of a class of drugs used to treat depression

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