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SSRI

 Dictionary entry overview: What does SSRI mean? 

SSRI (noun)
  The noun SSRI has 1 sense:

1. an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain

  Familiarity information: SSRI used as a noun is very rare.


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SSRI (noun)


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Meaning:

An antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor; SSRI

Hypernyms ("SSRI" is a kind of...):

antidepressant; antidepressant drug (any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "SSRI"):

fluoxetine; fluoxetine hydrocholoride; Prozac (a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Prozac))

paroxetime; Paxil (a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Paxil))

sertraline; Zoloft (a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Zoloft))


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