sertraline

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noun ser·tra·line \ˈsər-trə-ˌlēn\

Definition of sertraline

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

Origin and Etymology of sertraline

perhaps from serotonin + tetrahydro (combined with four atoms of hydrogen) + naphthalene + amine


First Known Use: 1983


Medical Dictionary

sertraline

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noun ser·tra·line \ˈsər-trə-ˌlēn\

Medical Definition of sertraline

  1. :  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 Sertraline is marketed under the trademark Zoloft.


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