sertraline


ser·tra·line

noun \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

ser·tra·line

noun \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Sertularia
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Sertoman
All Words Near: sertraline

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up sertraline? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).