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SSRI

noun \ˌes-(ˌ)es-(ˌ)är-ˈī\

Definition of SSRI

:  any of a class of antidepressants (as fluoxetine) that inhibit the inactivation of serotonin by blocking its reuptake by presynaptic neuron endings —called also selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

First Known Use of SSRI

1991

SSRI

noun \ˌes-(ˌ)es-(ˌ)är-ˈī\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SSRI

:  any of a class of antidepressants (as fluoxetine or sertraline) that inhibit the inactivation of serotonin by blocking its reuptake by presynaptic nerve cell endings—called also selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

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