SSRI

noun
\ ˌes-(ˌ)es-(ˌ)är-ˈī How to pronounce SSRI (audio) \

Definition of SSRI

: any of a class of antidepressants (such 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, in the meaning defined above

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SSRI

noun
\ ˌes-(ˌ)es-(ˌ)är-ˈī How to pronounce SSRI (audio) \

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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