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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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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  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

s(elective) s(erotonin) r(euptake) i(nhibitor).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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