selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

noun

Definition of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

: ssri

Examples of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The drug, sold under the brand name Luvox, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) most often used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression. Maggie Fox, CNN, 28 Oct. 2021 Fluvoxamine, sold in the U.S. as Luvox, is an inexpensive selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that’s prescribed to manage mental health conditions like depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Yasmin Tayag, Fortune, 28 Oct. 2021 The drug is fluvoxamine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor—an antidepressant. Adam Rogers, Wired, 8 Sep. 2021 Citalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medication, which are the most common type of antidepressant prescribed. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 June 2021 The second group also took a daily dose of escitalopram — the generic version of the antidepressant Lexapro — a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, 14 Apr. 2021 The drug, fluvoxamine, is an early selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor — a common type of antidepressant, similar to Prozac or Zoloft — developed in the 1980s. Erin Alberty, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Mar. 2021 Fluvoxamine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI, and it’s typically prescribed for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Esther Landhuis, Wired, 19 Nov. 2020 My doctor prescribed Celexa, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, for anxiety. Health.com, 28 May 2020

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1987, in the meaning defined above

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selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

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: ssri

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