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sertraline

noun ser·tra·line \ˈsər-trə-ˌlēn\

Definition of SERTRALINE

:  an antidepressant drug C17H17NCl2 administered in the form of its hydrochloride and acting to enhance serotonin activity

Origin of SERTRALINE

perhaps from serotonin + tetrahydro (combined with four atoms of hydrogen) + naphthalene + amine
First Known Use: 1983

sertraline

noun ser·tra·line \ˈsər-trə-ˌlēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SERTRALINE

:  a drug that functions as an SSRI and is administered orally in the form of its hydrochloride C17H17NCl2·HCl especially to treat depression, anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder—see zoloft

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